herbal plants used as cosmetics

herbal plants used as cosmetics
  • Herbal Plants: Used as a cosmetics 

      Shweta K. Gediya*, Rajan B. Mistry, Urvashi K. Patel, M. Blessy and Hitesh N. Jain 


    The concept  of  beauty  and  cosmetics  is  as  ancient  as  mankind  and  civilization.  Women  are obsessed  with  looking  beautiful.  So,  they  use  various  beauty  products  that  have  herbs  to  look charming  and  young.  Indian  herbs  and  its  significance  are  popular  worldwide.  Herbal Cosmetics have growing demand in the world market and is an invaluable gift of nature. Herbal formulations  always  have  attracted  considerable  attention  because  of  their  good  activity  and comparatively lesser or nil side effects with synthetic drugs.  Herbs and spices have been used in maintaining and enhancing human beauty since time immemorial. Indian women have long used herbs such as Sandalwood and Turmeric for skin care; Henna to color the hair, palms and soles; and  natural  oils  to  perfume  their  bodies.  Not  too  long  ago,  elaborate  herbal  beauty  treatments were carried out in the royal palaces of India to heighten sensual appeal and maintain general hygiene.  


    Key Words: Cosmetic, Hair, Medicinal plants, Skin. 


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