Allergic and irritant contact dermatitis from falcarinol and didehydrofalcarinol in common ivy (Hedera helix L.).

@article{Hausen1987AllergicAI,
  title={Allergic and irritant contact dermatitis from falcarinol and didehydrofalcarinol in common ivy (Hedera helix L.).},
  author={Bjoern M Hausen and J Br{\"o}han and Wilfried A. K{\"o}nig and H Faasch and H. S. Hahn and G. Bruhn},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={1987},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
Experimental and chemical investigations revealed that common ivy (Hedera helix susp. helix) contains 3 compounds which are powerful irritants and moderate sensitizers. Only 2 of these constituents, falcarinol and didehydrofalcarinol, are present in the plant during the whole year. Besides Panax ginseng and Schefflera arboricola, this is the third species of the Araliaceae in which these polyacetylenic sensitizers have been found. Falcarinol and didehydrofalcarinol also occur in Hedera helix… CONTINUE READING

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