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Title: Home remedies for skin care in Unani System of medicine
Authors: Jamal, Anwar
Siddiqui, Aisha
Ali, Syed Mehtab
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The concept of beauty especially for females, having desire to look beautiful, charming and young by different beauty ways, using various herbs, are the things, which are known since centuries. In fact, the concept of beauty and cosmetics is as old as mankind and civilization, which prove not only women but men also adorned themselves with jewellery, scents and cosmetics. The use of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.), saffron (Crocus sativus Linn.), etc. for bodily-decorations; sandal surkh (Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.), Sandal Safaid (Santalum album Linn.) for beautification and henna (Lawsonia inermis Linn.) for dying hair in different colours and conditioning was also practiced in the olden times. Different ingredient(s) and techniques for making face powder, perfumed powder and ubtan (cleaning paste) are used to make natural cosmetics at home. In Unani System of Medicine there are several home remedies, which can be used in routine for beautification and protection of face and skin from various problems. Some of them have been given in this paper.
Page(s): 339-340
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(4) [July-August 2005]

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