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COSMETIC POTENTIAL OF HERBAL DRUGS. Ashish Chandan, Rishab Bhanot, Neha Choudhary, D.N. Parshad

COSMETIC POTENTIAL OF HERBAL DRUGS.

Ashish Chandan, Rishab Bhanot, Neha Choudhary, D.N. Parshad

International Journal of Natural Product Science 2012: Spl Issue 1:183.

Abstract(RBIP-183)

Cosmetology, the science of alteration of appearance, has been practiced since primordial times. In India the concept of using herbs of beautification find its origin in traditional medicine literature like Ayurveda. The cosmetic preparations were used for the purpose of worship and sensual enjoyment. Moreover since centuries the herbal extracts as whole part thereof have been used for various ailments of the skin, hair and for overall appearance the market research shows upward trends in the herbal trade with herbal cosmetic industries playing a major role in fuelling this world wide demands for herbal. The recent interest of consumer in herbal cosmetic has been stimulated by the decline of faith in modern cosmetics. These reasons have contributed to the increase acceptance as well as manufactured of herbal cosmetics. Many herbs have been scientifically evaluated for their cosmetics potential. Some traditional plants like Trigonella Foenum Graecum Linn., Azadirachta Indica A.Juss., Mimosa Tenuiflora Benth., Aloe Vera Linn.,etc. Need special mention. The great void remains though for a systematic, thorough review of scientific data that provides a basis for the use of specific herbal their efficiency as cosmetics. Similarly, there is a lack of scientific review of phytochemicals that are used in cosmetics preparation. This review attempts to fill up this gap and emphasizes the need for safety evaluation of herbal cosmetics.
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