Safety evaluation of styrax liquidus from the viewpoint of genotoxicity and mutagenicity

Charehsaz M., Reis R., Helvacioglu S., Sipahi H., Guzelmeric E., Acar E. T., ...More

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.194, pp.506-512, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 194
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.10.037
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-512
  • Keywords: Styrax, Ames test, Genotoxicity, In vivo chromosomal aberration test, POLYPHENOLS THEAFLAVINS, STYRENE, THEARUBIGINS, INHIBITION, ORIENTALIS, HUMANS, BALSAM
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Ethnopharmacological relevance: Styrax liquidus is a resinous exudate (balsam) obtained from the wounded trunk of the Liquidambar orientalis Mill. (Hamamelidaceae). Styrax has been used for treatment of various ailments in Turkish folk medicine such as skin problems, peptic ulcers, nocturnal enuresis, parasitic infections, antiseptic or as expectorant.