CONTACT DERMATITIS USING PERICARP JUICE FROM AN INDIAN MARKING NUT AS A HOME REMEDY TO TREAT PATCHY HAIR LOSS
Dr. Amar Singh, Dr. Narender Kumar*, Madhu Rana and Dr. Geetankshi Gopal Ghabru
The Indian marking nut is the fruit of Semecarpus anacardium L.f., has been used in Indian traditional system of medicine, especially Ayurveda for various ailments. Semecardium anacardium Linn. belongs to Anacardiaceae family which also include poison ivy, poison sumac, mango, cashew nut, the rengas tree and the Japanese lacquer tree. It is distributed in Sub-Himalayan region, tropical and central parts of India. These plants collectively are most common sensitizers.
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