Herbal Cosmetics and Neutraceuticals

Herbal cosmetics are the preparations containing phytochemical from a variety of botanical sources, which influences the functions of skin and provide nutrients necessary for the healthy skin or hair. Nutraceuticals are food or part of food that provides medical or health benefits including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease. Nutraceutical has advantage over the medicine because they avoid side effect, have naturally dietary supplement, etc. Nutraceutical; on the basis of their natural source, chemical grouping, categories into three key terms -nutrients, herbals, dietary supplements, dietary fiber, etc. FDA regulated dietary supplements as foods to ensure that they were safe. In 2006, the Indian government passed Food Safety and Standard Act to regulate the nutraceutical industry. Herbal nutraceutical is used as a powerful instrument in maintaining health and to act against nutritionally induced acute and chronic diseases, thereby promoting optimal health, longevity, and quality of life.Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a type of alternative medicine that employs scientific practices such as natural, non-invasive, and as enhancing self-healing. The idea and methods of naturopathy are based on folk medicine, rather than relying on evidence-based medicine. Naturopathic practitioners generally recommend against the modern medical practices and are not just limited to medical testing, drugs, vaccinations, and surgery.

  • Ancient view of herbal cosmetics
  • Evidence based naturopathic Medicine
  • Potential and established neutraceuticals
  • Advancement in cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy

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