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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Plant Extracts as a Natural Source of Bioactive Compounds and Potential Remedy for the Treatment of Certain Skin Diseases

Author(s): Przemysław Sitarek*, Tomasz Kowalczyk, Joanna Wieczfinska, Anna Merecz-Sadowska, Karol Górski, Tomasz Śliwiński and Ewa Skała

Volume 26, Issue 24, 2020

Page: [2859 - 2875] Pages: 17

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200417160049

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Skin ailments present a major health burden in both developed and undeveloped countries. Maintaining healthy skin is important for a healthy body. Medicinal plants have long provided reliable therapy in the treatment of skin diseases in humans through a diverse range of bioactive molecules. Skin diseases may have a various basis, or may be genetically determined; together, they constitute approximately 34% of all occupational diseases encountered in people of all ages. Of these, melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms, with very poor prognosis for patients if it is diagnosed too late. This review of the literature over the past five years examines the role and utilities of plant extracts in treating various skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, acne or melanoma with various potential mechanisms of action.

Keywords: Plant natural extracts, acne, melanoma, atopic dermatitis, bioactive molecules, genetically.

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