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Research Journal of Topical and Cosmetic Sciences
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 40) Last page : ( 49)
Print ISSN : 0976-2981. Online ISSN : 2321-5844.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5844.2017.00005.X

Glimpses of ethnopharmacological approaches to treat acne

Shrivastava Suman, Tirkey Rakesh, Kujur Adeep, Jangde Rajendra, Daharwal Sanjay J.*

University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492010

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sjdaharwal@gmail.com

Online published on 22 September, 2017.


Skin ailments are the commonest problem in the world. Mainly, all cultures in the world have believed that to use medicinal plants for skin diseases. Acne vulgaris is developed by abnormalities in sebum. it is one of the considerable problem among skin diseases. Its clinical manifestations involve both inflammatory (papules, pustules, and nodules) and non-inflammatory (comedones, open and closed) lesions. Some of the enviromental microbes such as Propionibacterium acne and Staphylococcus epidermdis, triggers the signs of the acne vulgaris. This type of skin disorder is mostly found in adolescents but also occur in all age group. Almost 95% of worldwide population affected from acne vulgaris in their life time. The main objective of this review is to compile exhaustive literature and pharmacological aspects of plants used for the treatment of acne that has been found to be very safe and effective. Plants have been selected possess active phytochemical constituents and have therapeutically significant value.



Acne vulgaris, Herbal treatment, Propionibacterium acnesStaphylococcus epidermidis.


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