Ancient Science of Life

: 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  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

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Sim Sai Tin
Medical Center, Shantou, Guangdong, China

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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V. Anti-acne activity of Darchini and Tukhm Khashkhash.Ancient Sci Life 2014;34:121-121

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The report on anti-acne activity of Darchini and Tukhm Khashkhash by Chaudhary et al. is interesting. [1] 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." [1] 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. [2] Antibiotics are indicated only in cases where there are confirmed superimposed bacterial infections of acne. [2] Furthermore, as Chaudhary et al. noted, the use of any antibacterial agent without indication can result in drug resistance. [1] 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. [3]


1Chaudhary SS, Tariq M, Zaman R, Imtiyaz S. The In vitro anti-acne activity of two unani drugs. Anc Sci Life 2013;33:35-8.
2Eichenfield LF, Fowler JF Jr, Fried RG, Friedlander SF, Levy ML, Webster GF. Perspectives on therapeutic options for acne: An update. Semin Cutan Med Surg 2010;29:13-6.
3Moneo I, Alday E, Ramos C, Curiel G. Occupational asthma caused by Papaver somniferum. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 1993;21:145-8.