FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL PAIN RELIEF OIL
A variety of herbs and essential oils can be used for pain and inflammation associated with sports and exercise, as well pain and inflammation associated with rheumatism, arthritis, surgery, or other medical conditions. Herbal pain relief oil is a perfect blend of oils like sesame oil and essential oil. and herbs like nirgundi and haldi. It gives quick relief from any type of ache in the body after rubbing on the body as a result no strains persist at the body. The objective of the present study is to prepare herbal pain relief oil and evaluate its parameter. Vitex negundo, and curcuma longa are well known for its medicinal value, two formulation F1 and F2 were prepared, F1 formulations consist of aqueous extract of curcuma longa (rhizomes), vitex negundo (leaves) and sesame oil as base oil, F2 formulations comprises of extract of curcuma longa, vitex negundo and sesame oil as base oil and essential oils. Both the formulation were evaluated for color, odour, pH (5.56-6.01), and density (0.921-.931gm/ml). Acid value (19.34-19.45), saponification value (115.24-194.33), refractive index (1.456-1.468). The result of accelerated stability studies revealed no physical and chemical changes in the herbal oil during three months. The herbal oil passes the microbial test herbal oil were free from fungal and bacterial growth. The massage oil samples comply for the requirements of acid value, peroxide value and saponification value. These methods are simple and reproducible. Present investigation was undertaken to standardize the herbal massage oils on physicochemical parameters. The herbal oil prepared were effective too. All the ingredients used are of natural origin. The essential oils used have many benefits when used effectively, they provide relief from pain, elevate mood, provide soothing effect to skin with enormous benefits.
Keywords: curcuma longa, vitex negundo and sesame oil.
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