Potential role of fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum) in the prevention of skin aging

https://doi.org/10.19106/JMedSci005301202108

Shannaz Nadia Yusharyahya(1*)

(1) Department of Dermatoveneorology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Skin aging is a process influenced by several factors, including estrogen.
Estrogen modulates the physiology of the skin, and its deficiency in
postmenopausal women accelerates skin aging. Administration of estrogen
can delay the skin aging process. Phytoestrogens are estrogen-like compounds
derived from plants that administered via oral as well astopical routes.
Trigonella foenum-graecum, commonly known as fenugreek, is one plants
containing phytoestrogens. Several studies have been conducted on the
phytoestregonic activity of fenugreek. Fenugreek extract exhibits estrogenic
activity, as observed in the study of mouse and rat reproductive organs.
Fenugreek exhibits estrogenic activity in the reproductive organs of a rat, as
well as demonstrates positive effects on the skin by topical administration.
This review explored the fenugreek as the source of phytoestrogens and its
role in delaying skin aging.

Keywords


Fenugreek; phytoestrogen; skin aging; post-menopausal women

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.19106/JMedSci005301202108

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