Plants as an Etiological Factor in Phytophotodermatitis

Van Dijk; Berrens, L.

Dermatologica 129: 321-328

1964


ISSN/ISBN: 0011-9075
PMID: 14203281
DOI: 10.1159/000254645
Accession: 025251171

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Abstract
A survey is given of the literature on plants reported to cause photodermatitis; arguments are presented to show that the description of some of these plants among the group of photosensitizers is unjustified. Alcoholic extracts as well as extracts in alcohol-water of Agrimonia eupatoria, Anthriscus sylvestris, Daucus carota, Achillea millefolium and Convolvulus arvensis, were tested for possible photosensitizing activity; the 3 plants mentioned first had a weak photosensitizing activity; the other 2 plants had no such action.