Special Issue "Herbal Products for Dermatologic Disorders: Chemistry and Applications"

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Helen D. Skaltsa
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, 15771 Athens, Greece
Interests: chemistry of natural products; analytical methods; NMR; GC-MS; terpenes (iridoids, sesquiterpene lactones, and triterpenes); phenolics (flavonoids, phenols, phenolic acids, and lignans); essential oils; ethnopharmacology; history of pharmacy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Herbal products, based mainly on locally available plants, have been used for dermatologic disorders for thousands of years. From classic antiquity until the present, systems of herbal therapeutics have developed regionally all over the world. Although new synthetic therapeutic agents for skin disorders were introduced during the 20th century, the interest for natural remedies never disappeared, and herbal therapy has increased in popularity in the past two decades in parallel to current conventional allopathic medicines.

Today, several herbal products are used for common dermatologic disorders such as bacterial and fungal infections of the skin, wounds and burns, bruises, dermatitis, pruritus, acne, chronic venous insufficiency, and psoriasis.

This Special Issue of Sci aims to present a collection of original papers and/or review papers dealing with complementary and alternative approaches to the study of herbal products and their application in skin disorders. Submitted papers should be focused on phytochemical analyses and in vitro/or in vivo biological assays.

Prof. Dr. Helen D. Skaltsa
Guest Editor

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  • Plants
  • Secondary metabolites
  • Skin disorders
  • Phytochemical analysis
  • In vitro tests
  • In vivo tests

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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