Traditional Therapies for Skin Wound Healing. [ Free Full-text ]

Traditional Therapies for Skin Wound Healing. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2016 May 1;5(5):208-229 Authors: Pereira RF, Bártolo PJ Abstract Significance: The regeneration of healthy and functional skin remains a huge challenge due to its multilayer structure and the presence of different cell types within the extracellular matrix in an organized way. Despite recent advances…

Anti-Psoriasis Agents from Natural Plant Sources.

Anti-Psoriasis Agents from Natural Plant Sources. Curr Med Chem. 2016 Mar 21; Authors: Bonesi M, Loizzo MR, Provenzano E, Menichini F, Tundis R Abstract Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory immune-mediated skin disease. It affects most races, does not have any sexual predilections and can manifest at any age of life. Psoriasis is more frequent in…

Clinical evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a medical device in various forms containing Triticum vulgare for the treatment of venous leg ulcers – a randomized pilot study. [Free Full-text]

Clinical evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a medical device in various forms containing Triticum vulgare for the treatment of venous leg ulcers – a randomized pilot study. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2015;9:2787-92 Authors: Romanelli M, Macchia M, Panduri S, Paggi B, Saponati G, Dini V Abstract This study was carried out to assess…

Phytochemical and Botanical Therapies for Rosacea: A Systematic Review.

Phytochemical and Botanical Therapies for Rosacea: A Systematic Review. Phytother Res. 2015 Aug 14; Authors: Fisk WA, Lev-Tov HA, Clark AK, Sivamani RK Abstract Botanical and cosmeceutical therapies are commonly used to treat symptoms of rosacea such as facial erythema, papules/pustule counts, and telangiectasia. These products may contain plant extracts, phytochemicals, and herbal formulations. The…

Alternative Systemic Treatments for Vitiligo: A Review.

Alternative Systemic Treatments for Vitiligo: A Review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2015 Sep 2; Authors: Cohen BE, Elbuluk N, Mu EW, Orlow SJ Abstract Vitiligo is a common, acquired disorder of skin pigmentation that can significantly impact quality of life. It often represents a therapeutic challenge, which has resulted in interest in alternative treatments such…

Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars.

Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:101340 Authors: Ye Q, Wang SJ, Chen JY, Rahman K, Xin HL, Zhang H Abstract Hypertrophic scar is a complication of wound healing and has a high recurrence rate which can lead to significant abnormity in aesthetics and functions. To date, no…

A systematic review of the evidence for topical use of ginger.

A systematic review of the evidence for topical use of ginger. Explore (NY). 2013 Nov-Dec;9(6):361-4 Authors: Ding M, Leach MJ, Bradley H Abstract BACKGROUND: The use of ginger as a topical intervention is widely advocated in the popular media. However, there has been no attempt to date to synthesize the evidence for topically administered ginger….

Skin wound healing and phytomedicine: a review.

Skin wound healing and phytomedicine: a review. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(6):303-10 Authors: Pazyar N, Yaghoobi R, Rafiee E, Mehrabian A, Feily A Abstract Skin integrity is restored by a physiological process aimed at repairing the damaged tissues. The healing process proceeds in four phases: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodeling. Phytomedicine presents remedies, which possess significant…

A review of herbal medicines in wound healing.

A review of herbal medicines in wound healing. Int J Dermatol. 2015 Mar 24; Authors: Maver T, Maver U, Stana Kleinschek K, Smrke DM, Kreft S Abstract Herbs have been integral to both traditional and non-traditional forms of medicine dating back at least 5000 years. The enduring popularity of herbal medicines may be explained by the…