PETM-63: APPLICATION OF HERBAL REMEDIES IN SKIN DISEASES

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S155, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

Poster

PETM-63: APPLICATION OF HERBAL REMEDIES IN SKIN DISEASES

Miranda T, Serrano Y, Díaz T.

University Hospital “Manuel Ascunce Domenech”, Camagüey, Cuba. E-mail: taimi@nauta.cu, taimi@iscmc.cmw.sld.cu. Phone: 58345906.

 

Introduction: Phytotherapy is the science that studies the use of medicinal plants and their derivatives for therapeutic purposes. Objective: Describe the results of the application of herbal medicine in patients with skin diseases at the Clinic of Natural and Traditional Medicine Manuel Ascunce Domenech Provincial Hospital in the period from 2 January to 31 December 2014. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional observational there was study with a universe that comprised 421 patients, by applying simple random sampling, with a choice of 298 patients. Age, sex, skin diseases, phytodrug used and time of response to treatment: variables were operationalized. The data collected were processed by computerized means. Results: Female sex predominated with 169 women (56.71%) and a higher proportion of patients over 45 years with 119 patients (39.93%). The disease with the highest impact was dermatitis in 125 patients (41.59%). Dermatitis showed higher response to treatment with the cream Maticaria recutita with 112 patients (37.58%). It was evident that between the 2nd and 3rd week of treatment patients who had dermatitis responded to treatment. Conclusions: Given the results, it was concluded that herbal medicine is a therapeutic method that can be used in the treatment of skin diseases.

 

Citation Format: Miranda T, Serrano Y, Díaz T (2015) Application of herbal remedies in skin diseases. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S155. Abstract nr PETM-63.