DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF POLY HERBAL ANTIDANDRUFF GEL
Herbal cosmetics are widely used in this modern era, besides synthetic cosmetics. Among hair cosmetics, the role of synthetic cosmetics is tedious, causing various side effects such as discoloration of hair, scalp dry leads to more flaking, loss of hair, toxicity to eye, over drying of hair, pimples. Dandruff is a common hair problem, Most common dandruff causing fungi are Malassezia furfur, pityriasis simplex and pityriasis capitis. The research work deals with the development and evaluation of poly herbal Antidandruff gel containing alcoholic extracts of Azadirachta indica as antifungal and anti-inflammatory agent, Eclipta alba as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent and Glycyrrhiza glabra as antifungal and antimicrobial agent. Two Gel formulations F1 and F2 were compared for various parameters like Wash ability, pH, Spreadability, Homogeneity, Viscosity, Skin irritation test along with Antimicrobial study. The formulation F1, gel with Azadirachta indica showed optimum results of various parameters compared to standard, also the antifungal activity.
Keywords: Dandruff, Malassezia furfur, Azadirachta indica, Glycyrrhiza glabra, antifungal activity.
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