Cosmeceuticals containing herbs: fact, fiction, and future.

@article{Thornfeldt2005CosmeceuticalsCH,
  title={Cosmeceuticals containing herbs: fact, fiction, and future.},
  author={Carl Richard Thornfeldt},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 7 Pt 2},
  pages={
          873-80; discussion 880
        }
}
BACKGROUND Modern medicine is rooted in ethnobotanical traditions using indigenous flora to treat symptoms of human diseases or to improve specific aspects of the body condition. Herbal medicine is now used by over half of the American population. Yet the American medical community generally lacks knowledge of the function, metabolism, interaction, adverse reactions, and preparation of herbal products. OBJECTIVE Because over 60 botanicals are marketed in cosmeceutical formulations… CONTINUE READING

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