Document Type : Review Article


Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bengalore, India


The daily work plan of the human has changed dramatically due to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The viral infection was first detected in Wuhan, China, and was first transmitted via the bat as a zoonotic disease that was confirmed in December 2019. On 30th January 2020, this viral outbreak was declared a public health emergency or epidemic. Subsequently, on 11th February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic. The potentially lethal virus has become a threat to the global population. The WHO provides special precautions and instructions to people all around the world, among which the importance of wearing a face mask, gloves, and a head protector are discussed. Many healthcare workers (especially doctors and nurses) and common people suffer from skin infections with the use of a continuous face mask, gloves, or other protective items. In order to alleviate skin dermatitis, it is important to use well-known natural herbals in the search for new drug sources. It is advisable to use useful herbal extracts in sole or in combination as cosmetic products for the treatment of skin diseases. India is a focal point of medicinal plants. Many Indian herbal plants are essentially used as cosmetics to cure skin infections. Natural herbs are safe, non-toxic, and cost-efficient for treating skin dermatitis during the COVID-19 situation.