Botanicals play an important role as home remedies or self-medication of trivial dermatologic disorders, but extracts with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant capacities seem especially useful in diseases of high actual and increasing importance such as AD, psoriasis, and infections with resistant microorganisms, where some botanicals might become first-line treatments. (Source: Medscape.com)
- ALOE VERA – Aloe contains naturally soothing properties and keeps the skin feeling refreshed and smooth, with a cooling sensation.
- CHIA SEED –
- FLAX SEED
- GRAPE SEED EXTRACT OR OIL –
- Plant-derived Standard Therapies Standard psoriasis therapy includes topical preparations containing salicylic acid, originally derived from white willow bark (Salix alba) [see table I]. Salicylic acid is ubiquitously found in plants where it functions as a phenolic phytohormone. Salicylic acid-containing preparations have exfoliative effects on hyperkeratotic skin lesions and are, therefore, beneficial to ‘prepare’ psoriatic skin for an anti-inflammatory treatment.
- MILK THISTLE