Hexylresorcinol is an organic compound with anaesthetic, antiseptic and anthelmintic properties.
It is available for use topically on small skin infections, or as an ingredient in throat lozenges.
A study published in Chemical Research in Toxicology  shows that 4-hexylresorcinol used as a food additive (E-586) exhibits some estrogenic activity, i.e. resembles action of the female sex hormone estrogen.
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