|Abstract (English)|| |
Botanical data, chemical composition and use of the most common medicinal
plants preparations in the treatment of skin diseases are presented in this article.
These plants include: Oenothera biennis, Borago officinalis, Avena sativa, Lavandula
angustifolia, Cocos nucifera, Matricaria recutita, Hamamelis virginiana and Olea europaea,
that are used for the treatment of various skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis,
psoriasis vulgaris, ichtyosis non-bullosa, or eczema craquelé. Even today, in the era of
highly specialized medicine, medicinal plant preparations are still used in dermatology
especially in the treatment of inflammatory and itchy skin conditions. Patients
trust and believe in beneficial effect of natural products, such as marigold or comfrey
ointment. However, caution is needed in persons with history of allergic reactions or
atopy, since plants can cause allergic or irritative inflammatory reactions in such individuals.
Recent literature data confirm existing interest in the medicinal plants usage