Podophyllin is a caustic extract from the roots of Podophyllum peltatum and P. emodi. It contains podophyllotoxin and its congeners and is very irritating to mucous membranes and skin. Podophyllin is a violent purgative that may cause CNS damage and teratogenesis. It is used as a paint for warts, skin neoplasms, and senile keratoses."
Podophyllotoxin is the base for a class of antineoplastic agents.