Cryptotanshinone for Treating Acne Vulgaris

August 27, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Nae-Gyu Kang, Ji-Eun Park, Young-Sook Song, Jung-Ah Kim, Mun-Eok Park, Yong-Hwa Lee, Jong-Tae Lee, Wan-Goo Cho and Seh-Hoon Kang, LG Household & Health Care
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Keywords: acne vularis | anti-acne treatments | cryptotanshinone | botanicals

Abstract: Tests of stability and toxicity and clinical evaluation of anti-acne activity suggest that cryptotanshinone, a constituent of the roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, is an effective active ingredient for acne vulgaris treatments.

Acne vulgaris, called acne or pimples, is the most common diseas of the pilosebaceous follicle unit of the skin. It affects nearly 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30. Approximatley 30% of teenagers have acne of sufficient severity to require medical treatment.