The Study Of Eucalyptus Extract Effect On Acne Patients
Asma I Alajeel, Abdullah S. Hasan, Ausama Abbas Faisal
Phytomedicine is used now in a wide range because the natural origin which is preferred by all population and is used as a treatment or supplements more safely than chemical drugs. In this study the aqueous extract of Eucalyptus which was extracted by soaking method was used to treat Acne, the study included 60 patients (22 male and 38 female) with Acne in a mean age of (18.5) which were diagnosed in two private dermatologic clinics. The extract was prepared by soaking in distilled water for 72 hours and then concentrated by rotary evaporator. The medium of the extract was pH=6 which is accepted for skin. The aqueous crude extract then mixed with aqua rose cream (weight to volume 1:1) as a base to obtain consistent texture and the final mixture was poured in clean dry polyethylene containers and stored in 7-8 c until use. The extract was applied directly on the affected skin. The study showed that the extract has a significant effect against Acne especially in face. The improvement began after three days of usage in most cases and the improvement persists to reach 40% in the first week of use, 70% in the second week and up to 90% in the third week of use (once daily in duration of six hours). No any side effects were observed during the use of extract. The results of Eucalyptus analysis by X-ray spectrophotometer apparatus showed the presence of many essential elements in addition to the presence of volatile oils and polyphenolic compounds which are identified qualitatively.