Application of medicinal plants in several dermatovenerological entities.
Application of medicinal plants in several dermatovenerological entities. Acta Pharm. 2019 Dec 01;69(4):525-531 Authors: Maleš Ž, Drvar DL, Duka I, Žužul K Abstract Treatment of skin conditions with medicinal plants has been an ongoing human activity lasting over thousands of years. The use of specific plant species developed regionally, based on local flora. Commonly used medicinal plants for dermatological complaints are: Phlebodium aureum (L.) J. Sm., Ginkgo biloba L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Panax ginseng C.A.Mey., Allium cepa L., Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f., Capsicum annuum L., Berbe ris aquifolium Pursh, Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze, and Podophyllum peltatum L. The demand for complementary therapeutics is an emerging trend due to the awareness of potential side effects that synthetic drugs might cause. More scientific evidence and better documentation are needed before advising dermatologic patients on herbal medicinal treatment. Standardised extracts and formulations with proven clinical efficacy should be developed for this cause. Here provided review entails the use of herbal medicinal products in the treatment of frequent chronic skin diseases, such as vitiligo, alopecia, psoriasis and genital warts. PMID: 31639095 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical AnalysisAuthor(s): Yangang Cheng, Yan Liu, Jinyan Tan, Yanping Sun, Wei Guan, Peng Jiang, Bingyou Yang, Haixue Kuang
BEST supplements for hair growth: The quest for a magical pill to help aid in hair growth is not always feasible. However, sometimes one can turn to the power of the plants and this particular medical herb is known to improve circulation which aids in hair growth.
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Ibrahim Bashan, Murat Bozlu
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of Ginseng ResearchAuthor(s): Hyunhee Kim, Pilju Choi, Taejung Kim, Youngseok Kim, Bong Geun Song, Young-Tae Park, Seon-Jun Choi, Cheol Hee Yoon, Won-Chul Lim, Hyeonseok Ko, Jungyeob Ham
Conclusion: The overall prevalence of AA among a population of Saudi patients is 2.3%. AA prevalence is higher in pediatrics than adults. Common comorbid conditions include hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and atopic diseases. PMID: 32231700 [PubMed]
Conclusion: We report the efficacy and safety of IFX maintained for up to 12 years in psoriasis patients. The long-term use of IFX was associated with a high BMI confirming the critical role of weight-based dosing for this drug. PMID: 32231699 [PubMed]
This study examined weight reduction as well as smoking as potential modifiable risk factors for PsA.The British Journal of Dermatology
Conclusions: Overall, co-aggregation was more pronounced in monozygotic than in dizygotic twins, suggesting that disease overlap is largely attributable to genetic factors. Co-aggregation was common, and twins faced up to a ten-fold risk of developing diseases not present in their co-twin. Our results validate and refine previous heritability estimates based on smaller twin cohorts. PMID: 32229696 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: January–March 2020Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): Suresh B. Patankar, A.M. Mujumdar, Fanthome Bernard, Phadke Supriya
The chemokine receptor CCR4 has emerged as a skin-homing molecule important for the migration of T cells from the blood to the dermis. From our previous data on psoriasis patients, CCR4+ memory T cells emerged as a putative recirculating population between skin and blood. Here we focused our attention on the expression of CCR4 and skin-tropic molecules in the different stages of memory T cell differentiation. We analyzed the chemokine receptor profile in CD8+ and CD4+ CD45RA−CCR7+ (TCM) and CD45RA−CCR7− (TEM) cells. Subpopulations were further divided on the basis of CD62L expression, and the distribution...