The skin or dermis is the largest organ of the human body, having important
functions, such as protection and thermoregulation. Skin-related diseases are an
important public health concern. A variety of skin diseases like acne, eczema, psoriasis,
dermatitis, and skin cancer affect a large group of people throughout the world. The
innumerable etiological factors for skin diseases are bacteria, fungi, viruses, and
protozoa infections, declining immunity, interaction with allergens, noxious
substances, or infected skin of other person's and genetic factors.
Many synthetic drugs in various dosage forms are available in the market to treat these
skin conditions, but they are associated with certain drawbacks. The usage of medicinal
plants for the management of various diseases is as ancient as mankind. Treatment of
different skin diseases with herbs and natural products is an economical and safe
option. Many plants like Aloe vera, Azadirachta indica, Curcuma longa, etc., are
reported to have significant effects on various skin problems. The present chapter aims
to provide detailed scientific information about the management of skin diseases by
using drugs from a natural source.