Plant-Caused Skin Disorders
This book covers the basic concepts of phytodermatoses and groups of compounds in plants that have such physiological effects on humans. In order to allow the reader a better understanding of phytodermatoses, skin reactions caused by contact with plants are classified as allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, contact urticarial, and phytophoto dermatitis. Dermatoses are caused by certain plant constituents that are often classified into groups, such as alkaloids, glycosides, glucosinolates, saponins, phenols, and other compounds. The book also describes 68 plants species that cause dermatoses in humans, especially in those who are engaged in their production, cultivation, planting, pruning, arranging and selling. The plants are classified into 25 families to which they belong. For each plant, the morphological description, habitat, distribution, variability, and their main constituents with toxic and dermatological effects are given.
Professor Vaskrsija Janjic is the Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences and Art of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Vice-President of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia. He has held various research and administrative positions at the University of Belgrade, the Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Forestry and the Institute for pesticides and Environmental Protection, Serbia. He is currently Professor of Herbology and Phytopharmacy at the Department of Plant and Food Protection of the University of Belgrade and the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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