Natural ingredients in atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin disease

J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Sep;12(9 Suppl):s128-32.


Active naturals in dermatology have been experiencing a renaissance. Many of the naturals that have been known for centuries to be effective for various skin conditions have now been scientifically validated with the unraveling of the pathophysiology behind their medicinal mechanism. This article seeks to present data on the clinical use of key dermatological active naturals such as oatmeal, feverfew, chamomile, aloe vera, licorice, and dexpanthenol, as well as on recent multicenter and international clinical studies that support their efficacy and safety profile for a variety of inflammatory skin conditions.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / adverse effects
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / chemistry
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biological Factors / adverse effects
  • Biological Factors / chemistry
  • Biological Factors / therapeutic use*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy*
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / drug therapy
  • Inflammation / physiopathology
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Skin Diseases / physiopathology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Biological Factors