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Title: Traditional herbal cosmetics used by local women communities in district Attock of Northern Pakistan
Authors: Ahmad, Mushtaq
Khan, Mir Ajab
Zafar, Muhammad
Keywords: Herbal cosmetics;Traditional cosmetics;Pakistan
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl. ⁸: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/14, A61P11/00, A61P17/00, A61P15/00, A61P17/10, A61P21/00, A61P29/00
Abstract: Since ancient times woman have turned to the beautifies of nature to help or increase their own beauty. Even today, people especially in rural areas depend upon plants for traditional cosmetics. The research work is confined to herbal cosmetics with special reference of local communities of district Northern Pakistan. Through questionnaires, study was conducted in 20 villages of district Attock to collect information from local people for preparation, use of herbal cosmetics and their conservation. Indigenous data on 40 herbal recipes were collected from respondent informants. A total of 40 plant species belonging to 38 genera and 34 families were used in herbal cosmetics. Local communities, especially woman heavily use these herbal cosmetics for their beauty and believe that these are easily available, less expensive, and have no side effects.
Page(s): 421-424
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(3) [July 2008]

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