Background: Cicer arietinum is one of the popular legumes in the most
parts of the world. It is known for a long time in Asia because of the many possibilities
of its application. Cicer arietinum has benefits for the skin regarding safe ingredients.
Some of these ingredients are recommended in skin care.
Methods: This study aimed to introduce the benefits of Cicer arietinum by reviewing
of traditional literature from 10th to 21th century and also conventional medicine for
its safe ingredients by searching the electronic data banks such as ISI, Pub Med and
Results: The results showed that Cicer arietinum has many ingredients such as Phenolic
compounds, allantoin and amino acids that affect the skin problems. Also, great
traditional Persian scientists such as Avicenna and Razi suggested about the cutaneous
benefits of Cicer arietinum.
Conclusion: The findings of this study can help the researchers in producing better
cosmetic and therapeutic products.