Skin ailments present a major health burden in both developed and undeveloped countries. Maintaining
healthy skin is important for a healthy body. Medicinal plants have long provided reliable therapy in the treatment
of skin diseases in humans through a diverse range of bioactive molecules. Skin diseases may have a various
basis, or may be genetically determined; together, they constitute approximately 34% of all occupational diseases
encountered in people of all ages. Of these, melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms, with very poor prognosis
for patients if it is diagnosed too late. This review of the literature over the past five years examines the role
and utilities of plant extracts in treating various skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, acne or melanoma with
various potential mechanisms of action.
Keywords: Plant natural extracts, acne, melanoma, atopic dermatitis, bioactive molecules, genetically.
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