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Title: Potential phytotherapy of atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo
Authors: Khan, Barkat Ali
Menaa, Farid
Reich, Adam
Caldeira, Eduardo
Bakhsh, Sattar
Keywords: Skin;Natural products;Atopic dermatitis;Acne;Psoriasis;Vitiligo
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A01D 6/00, A01D 6/61, A01D 6/27, A01D 6/46
Abstract: The purpose of this review was to compare and describe the available therapies in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and vitiligo. Traditional medicines have a long history of serving peoples all over the world. Steroids are often used for skin diseases. Steroids like cortisones ointments and creams have some side effects like permanent thinning of the skin, especially when applied to skin-folds such as under the breast, the armpit, and the groin. The exposition of human skin to sunlight and environmental pollution mainly results in the production of free radicals, which lead to deleterious oxidative effects. The later might cause skin diseases, malignancies such as melanoma, accelerated aging (i.e., wrinkles, lack of skin elasticity) as well as skin hyperpigmentation, This overview describes recent advances in phytotherapy of skin diseases based on the knowledge of folk medicine.
Page(s): 531-537
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.15(4) [October 2016]

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