Therapeutic Potential of Extract of Black Catechu against Skin Problems

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Deepak Chandra Joshi, Amandeep Singh, Neelam Painuly


Skin problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, and acne, are common dermatological conditions affecting a significant portion of the global population. The use of natural plant-based remedies has gained attention due to their potential therapeutic benefits and fewer side effects. Black catechu (Acacia catechu), a medicinal plant widely used in traditional medicine, has been attributed to various pharmacological properties. The percentage of heat-induced hemolysis and Inhibition of albumin denaturation were evaluated. Black catechu was collected, and the aqueous extract was obtained using standard extraction methods. Phytochemical screening was performed to identify the presence of various secondary metabolites, such as alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, and phenolic compounds.  The findings of this study suggest that black catechu extract possesses promising pharmacological properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. These results support its potential use as a natural remedy for various skin problems. Further investigations, including in vivo studies and clinical trials, are warranted to validate its safety and efficacy in human subjects. Black catechu could offer a novel and sustainable approach to complement existing treatments for skin problems, contributing to the development of effective and natural dermatological therapeutics.

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