Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2015)
Antiwrinkle herbal drugs â€“ An update
The largest part of human body is skin, which is also the outermost organ; it acts as a first line of defense of our body. After a certain period of time there is a gradual loss of skin elasticity and collagen fibres that we called aging. There are various signs of aging and one of them is skin wrinkling. When aging starts a fold or crease formed in the skin which is known as wrinkles or rhytide. Wrinkles formation occurs due to weakening or loss of body mass or long time contact with water. Collagen and elastin are primary structural components of our skin and it is essential to stop the breakdown of collagen to prevent ageing and wrinkles formation. There are different factors which enhance wrinkling and are sun damage, aging, smoking, lack of hydration, unnatural facial expressions, genetics and various other factors. There are so many herbs available for treatment of wrinkles such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Sirish (Albizia lebbeck), Aloe vera, Cucumber (Curcumis sativum), Haberlea rhodopensis, Ginger (Zingiber officinalis), Panax ginseng, Glycyrrhiza glabra and Honey etc. The present review article is a compilation of herbs used for treatment of skin wrinkles with all the necessary information regarding mechanism of action, availability etc.
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Reena Hooda. Antiwrinkle herbal drugs â€“ An update. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;4(4):277-281.