Research Article| Volume 27, ISSUE 2, P148-158, March 2009

The internal and external use of medicinal plants


      The term “cosmeceutical” is not defined in terms of the law. A review of some of the more commonly used dietary supplements and their chemistry and topical use confirms that there is merit in using these plants both internally and externally. The role of flavonoids, isoflavones, phytosterol, and plant hormone-related chemicals are examined for their physiological effect.
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