A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON HERBAL COSMETICSAbstract
India is a focus for development of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy and another natural herbs based health science (AYUSH). Ayush Pharmaceutical industry having great possible and contingency for saundarya prasadka category (herbal cosmetic) development in future. Natural beauty is blessing and cosmetics help in presenting and increaning the beauty and personality aspects of human beings. Saundarya prasadak are the preparation, which represent cosmetic base correlate with known Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) drugs active ingredient (which reference are readily available in schedule 1st book of Drug and cosmetic act 1940 and rule 1945). In traditional era people were used to various lepa, Alepa, Pralepa, Udavartan, Prakshalan etc for saundrya prasadan karma. Nature has offered the way to keep up that parity. Herbs! Yes herbs are one such means. An herb is a plant or plant extract, including leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems and flowers which are favour with nourishing and healing elements. Cosmetics alone are not competent to take care of skin and others body parts, it requires association of active ingredients to check the casualty and ageing of the skin. Herbal cosmetics have improved much popularity among the population. Herbal cosmetics products claimed to have efficacy and intrinsic acceptability due to routine use in daily life and avoid the adverse effects which are commonly seen in synthetic products.
R. K. Bijauliya*, S. Alok, M. Kumar, D. K. Chanchal and S. Yadav
Department of Pharmacognosy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
19 April, 2017
03 July, 2017
28 July, 2017
01 December, 2017