A Literature Review on Indigowoad Root Hydrogel Development for Skincare

Siukan LAW, Chuiman LO*, Jie HAN, Albert Wingnang LEUNG, Chuanshan XU

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Indigowoad Root is traditional Chinese medicine. It belongs to the “cool blood herb” category which has been used for anti-inflammatory and anti-infections situations regarding the Yin-Yang theory. Hydrogel is one of the biomaterials for drug delivery that provided a large surface area and permeability, enhanced the characteristics of solubility and absorption of traditional Chinese medicine, for example, curcumin. Based on the pieces of evidence, these might have some possible methods for the synthesis of Indigowoad Root hydrogel on skincare in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages3
JournalBiomedical and Pharmacology Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
University of Hong Kong for the financial support in this project (R6315 and R6401). Conflicts of interest The authors declare that have no conflicts of interest. Funding source The Open University of Hong Kong (R6315 and R6401).

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  • Hydrogel
  • Indigowoad root
  • Skincare
  • Traditional Chinese medicine


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