Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146-

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Reena Rai, C Shanmuga Sekar, CR Srinivas 
 Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, India

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Reena Rai
Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore

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We thank you for the valuable additional information [1] provided regarding the photo protective value of dietary botanicals. [2] As you have mentioned clinical trials are needed to validate the effects of these dietary supplements in photoprotection. A recent trial conducted in our center regarding the effect of oral and topical turmeric in photoprotection concluded that this agent raised the minimal erythema dose in most of the patients but did not offer significant photoprotection. [3] We believe further such trials with other dietary botanicals could bring in more light to this interesting and yet unexplored field of photoprotection.


1Bhandari PR. A comment on: "Update on photoprotection". Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:145.
2Rai R, Shanmuga SC, Srinivas CR. Update on photoprotection. Indian J Dermatol 2012;57:335-42.
3Kumaresan M, Srinivas CR. Effect of turmeric in lowering the minimal erythema dose and minimal pigmentary dose following broad band ultraviolet-B exposure. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2011;77:713-4.