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s.a. Mahonia, common.
Originally native to North America, now also established in Europe, evergreen bushy shrub species of the mahonia genus, which belongs to the barberry family. Grows to a height of 1.8 m (Berberidaceae). The leathery leaves, up to 30 centimeters long, are imparipinnate. The flowers (March to June) are yellow. From August, spherical, reddish-brown edible berries are formed.
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The alkaloids berberine, oxyacanthine and berbamine-containing extracts from the bark of mahonia are used in various anti-eczematous and antipsoriatic topicals.
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In a prospective, non-randomized study, a cream containing 10% mahony extract was applied to patients with atopic eczema with clear success (Level of incidence: LOE-B). In the same indication, a combination cream (made from: mahony extracts, pansyherb (Violae herba cum flore) and water navelherb (Centellae asiaticae herba) did not show superiority over the vehicle.
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Various Externa (e.g. Rubisan® cream and ointment) contain Mahonia mother tincture in different applications and concentrations.
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- Donsky H et al (2007) Mahonia aquifolium extract for the treatment of adult patients with atopic dermatitis. Am J Ther 14: 442-446
- Reuter J et al (2010) Which plant for which skin disease? Part 1: Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, condyloma, and herpes simplex. JDDG 10: 788-796
- Wenigmann M. (2017) Phytotherapy medicinal drugs, phytopharmaceuticals, application. Urban & Fischer, pp. 152-153