Vol 8, No 2 (2022)
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Herbal remedies in the topical treatment of psoriasis

Paweł Głuszak1, Nina Kurkowska1, Maria Kiczek1, Jan Mokrzycki1, Jakub Goch1, Igor Piotrowski23
Forum Dermatologicum 2022;8(2):76-85.


Psoriasis is a relatively frequent, chronic, inflammatory skin disease. Estimated prevalence of psoriasis in the Polish population is about3%. Topical treatment is successfully used in all types of psoriasis. It is the main therapy of mild psoriasis and adjuvant treatment in advanced psoriasis. This disease is characterized by high incidence of recurrence and varied treatment responses. Patients unsatisfied with the efficacy of standard topical treatment often reach for alternative methods. In this article we focus on herbal constituents potentially useful in topical treatment of psoriasis. This review encompasses medicinal raw materials, their active ingredients, potential molecular mechanisms and clinical trials in order to estimate their effectiveness and safety.

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