|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 121
Anti-acne activity of Darchini and Tukhm Khashkhash
Sim Sai Tin, Viroj Wiwanitkit
Medical Center, Shantou, Guangdong; Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Nigeria; Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand; Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||18-Mar-2015|
Sim Sai Tin
Medical Center, Shantou, Guangdong, China
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Anti-acne activity of Darchini and Tukhm Khashkhash. Ancient Sci Life 2014;34:121
The report on anti-acne activity of Darchini and Tukhm Khashkhash by Chaudhary et al. is interesting.  Chaudhary et al. concluded that "Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Papaver. somniferum have potential against acne causing bacteria and hence they can be used in topical anti-acne preparations and may address the antibiotic resistance of the bacteria."  In fact, the antibacterial activity of Darchini and Tukhm Khashkhash can be concluded from this study. However, it might not be possible to conclude favorably for its anti-acne property. It should be noted that antibiotics are not routinely used for management of acne.  Antibiotics are indicated only in cases where there are confirmed superimposed bacterial infections of acne.  Furthermore, as Chaudhary et al. noted, the use of any antibacterial agent without indication can result in drug resistance.  Finally, the problem of possible allergic reaction to P. somniferum should be kept in mind. There is evidence to suggest that P. somniferum can induce allergic asthma. 
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