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rose geranium, anti-inflammatory

Since the available anti-inflammatory drugs exert an extensive variety of side effects, the search for new anti-inflammatory agents has been a priority of pharmaceutical industries.


Reduce swelling
RGEO (rose geranium essential oil -100 mg/kg) was able to significantly reduce the paw edema with a comparable effect to that observed with diclofenac, the positive control.

Anti-inflammatory
In addition, RGEO showed a potent anti-inflammatory activity by topical treatment in the method of croton oil-induced ear edema. When the dose was 5 or 10 µl of RGEO per ear, the inflammation was reduced by 73 and 88%, respectively.

Historical analysis
This is the first report to demonstrate a significant anti-inflammatory activity of Algerian RGEO. In addition, histological analysis confirmed that RGEO inhibited the inflammatory responses in the skin.

Read More: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3793238/

Reuters: L’Oreal Plant-Based Dyes


winning over customers

PARIS (Reuters) – L’Oreal is launching its first wholly plant-based hair dye as cosmetics companies look to win over customers who are becoming increasingly wary of chemical ingredients.

The French company, the world’s biggest maker of skincare and beauty products, said on Wednesday the new range based on ingredients such as henna would be aimed at professionals for use in salons across Europe from May 2018.

Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-l-oreal-products/loreal-turns-to-plant-based-hair-dye-as-natural-cosmetics-thrive-idUSKBN1E71S7