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Recent Patents on Phytoconstituents-based Formulations for the Treatment of Acne Infection: A Review

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Vandana Singh, Ravinder Verma, Deepak Kaushik and Vineet Mittal*   Pages 119 - 136 ( 18 )

Abstract:


Background: Acne is an infection of the skin that occurs in both men and women during their lifespan. There are various natural or synthetic products available in the market to prevent and cure this disease.

Introduction: The majority of the world population depends on the herbs or natural resources for the relief of acne disease. These are used to lessen the cost of treatment and the side effects of synthetic analogs.

Methods: We have explored the various authentic web resources to compile information regarding different patented and marketed herbal formulations for acne treatment.

Results: It has been found that most of the herbal formulation for acne include the plant actives/extracts having the potential activity against the Propionibacterium acne. The occurrence of this skin disease is also associated with the presence of free radicals in the body, which also causes the inflammation and redness of the skin. Further, the study of various patents also revealed that herbs with anti-oxidant properties have been used in most of the herbal anti-acne formulations. Moreover, the various patents also give the idea that herbal formulations also prevent the appearance of pimples on the skin.

Conclusion: It has been concluded that the herbal anti-acne formulation is not only used to treat acne but also prevents this disease safely and economically.

Keywords:

Acne infection, herbs, marketed formulations, patents, phytoconstituents, anti-acne gel, anti- acne cream.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001, Haryana

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