Planta Med 1980; 38(4): 289-316
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1074883
Review Article

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Plants and Plant Products that Induce Contact Dermatitis

Fred J. Evans1 , Richard J. Schmidt2
  • 1Dept of Pharmacognosy, The School of Pharmacy (University of London), London, England.
  • 2The Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, England.
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Publication Date:
29 April 2008 (online)


A detailed review of mechanical irritants, stinging nettles, phototoxic compounds and contact allergens causing dermatitis in men is presented. The producing plants and their dermatitis causing constituents are listed. The chemical structures and the botanical sources of primary irritants are also discussed.