Allergic contact dermatitis from myrrh, a topical herbal medicine used to promote healing

  title={Allergic contact dermatitis from myrrh, a topical herbal medicine used to promote healing},
  author={Sami N Al-Suwaidan and M. O. Gad El Rab and Saleh Al‐Fakhiry and Ibrahim A. Hoqail and Abdullah Al‐Maziad and Abu‐Baker Sherif},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Myrrh is an oleo gum resin obtained from the stem of Commiphora molmol and possibly other species of Commiphora (family Bursevaceae), the bushy shrubs of which grow in Arabia and Somalia. Myrrh has been regarded as one of the treasures of the East. In folk tradition, it has been used for muscular pains and in rheumatic plasters. Called mo yao in China, it has been used there primarily as a wound herb and blood stimulant. The parts of the shrub used are the resin essential oils. The resin is… Expand

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