The Potential Anti-Psoriatic Effects of Jojoba Extract

Nader Pazyar, Reza Yaghoobi


Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-3% of the worldwide population. This disease has been recognized to be mediated by immune alterations. Jojoba liquid waxes possess anti-inflammatory properties. Accordingly, they are capable to diminish neutrophil infiltration, as indicated by decreasing myeloperoxidase activity, and also decrease tumor necrosis factor-alpha and nitric oxide production. It is proposed that jojoba extract may be a useful addition to anti-psoriatic weaponry.

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