Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 6 - 2020
Ethnopharmacological Studies on Scabies by Using Cassia occidentalis and Ivermectin: A Combined Therapy
Shareefa Habeeba1*, Mukilan D2, Nazima Fatima1, Noor US Sabah1, Mohammad Gayoor Khan3, Umama Yezdani1, Karthikeyan Lakshmanan4, Hari Baskar5 and Shazia Inayath Khatoon1
1Department of Pharmacy Practice, MRM College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
33Department of Pharmacy, Truba Institute of Pharmacy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5Department of Pharmacy, KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Shareefa Habeeba, Department of Pharmacy Practice, MRM College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Received: April 29, 2020; Published: May 08, 2020


Scabies is a common infestation affecting individuals of any age irrespective of socio-economic status throughout the world but it is particularly problematic in areas of poor sanitation, social disruption and overcrowding. Scabies result in intense debilitating itching and skin papules, nodules and vesicles. In a small proportion of cases, particularly in immunocompromised and/or neurologically disabled individuals, scabies can cause secondary complication leading to mortality. Multiple drugs can be used for treatment, but resistance to conventional therapy is increasing gradually. In recent years permethrin and ivermectin have become the most relevant treatment options for scabies. However, the mites are gradually adapting resistance towards these drugs. Cassia occidentalis have been shown to have anti-bacterial, anti-helmenthic and many other beneficial properties. Every part of this plant have been found to be beneficial with of course, no side effects.

Keywords: Scabies; Cassia occidentalis; Ivermectin


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