Phytodermatitis caused by Ceratocephalus falcatus (Ranunculacea)


Karaca S., Kulac M., Kucuker H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.15, no.5, pp.404-405, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.404-405

Abstract

Ceratocephalus falcatus is a member of Ranunculacea family that forms part of the flora of the Sinanpasa and Dinar regions of Afyon city in Turkey. Ceratocephalus falcatus has laxative properties and has been used for treating hemorrhoids, rheumatismal diseases and wounds. Here, a case of phytodermatitis caused by this remedy used for relieving knee pain is presented. This plant should be kept in mind when a case of phytodermatitis with vesicles or bullae presents at clinics.