Araroba tree

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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A parent plant native to Brazil, which is called Angelica amargoso in Brazil. The tree grows in the southern part of the province of Bahia. A powder is extracted from the wood, the so-called Bahia powder or Goa powder (Poudre de Goa). In the past, the antipsoriatic agent chrysarobin was extracted from this powder.

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