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Three spices used in treatment of skin disorders

Despite the availability of different first-line drugs and conventional treatments for skin disorders, not all of them provide efficient results without side effects. For this reason, plant-based active ingredients are being investigated as an alternative treatment to ameliorate the symptoms of patients who have this type of diseases. This video will explain in detail the pathogenesis of three skin diseases: psoriasis [1] , prurigo nodularis [5] and vitiligo [9] in order to understand how the compounds derived from some spices improve their symptoms.


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6. Gooding, S. M. D., Canter, P. H., Coelho, H. F., Boddy, K., & Ernst, E. (2010). Systematic review of topical capsaicin in the treatment of pruritus. In International Journal of Dermatology (Vol. 49, Issue 8, pp. 858–865). Wiley.

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8. Singh, M., Kotnis, A., Jadeja, S. D., Mondal, A., Mansuri, M. S., & Begum, R. (2018). Cytokines: the yin and yang of vitiligo pathogenesis. In Expert Review of Clinical Immunology (Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 177–188). Informa UK Limited.

9. Mihăilă, B., Dinică, R., Tatu, A., & Buzia, O. (2018). New insights in vitiligo treatments using bioactive compounds from Piper nigrum. In Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. Spandidos Publications.

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