M. Praveen Kumar1*, V. Chinni Krishnaiah2, C. Gopinath3
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampet, A.P, India.
2Department of Pharmacology, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampet, A.P, India.
3Professor & Principal, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampet, A.P, India.
A B S T R A C T
Day by day, dependency of people is rising on herbal or ayurvedic formulation not only for chronic ailments but also for number of acute problems. The assurance of therapy with minimal side effects has proven ayurvedic formulation to be promising for cosmetic use too, so it’s the challenge to prepare a complete herbal shampoo in powder form. This study aims to formulate a self preserving shampoo powder containing natural ingredients with emphasis of safety and efficacy, will avoid the risk posed by chemical ingredients. The formulated shampoo powders contains Amla fruit, Hibiscus Leaf, Neem leaf, Shikakai fruit, Aloe leaf ,Henna Leaf, Thulasi Leaf, Menthi Powder, Thymus vulgaris. All shampoo powders were evaluated for organoleptic, powder characteristics, Physicochemical evaluation, dirt dispersion, foaming capacity, wetting time etc. As the selected drugs being used since long time as single drug or in combination, present investigations will further help to establish a standard formulation and evaluation parameters, which will certainly help in the standardization for quality and purity of such type of herbal powder shampoos. After complete study it is concluded that all the three powder shampoos shown good qualities of shampoo. The PHS – II of herbal shampoo powder contain all good characters of an ideal shampoo and it was found to be harmless, more effective and economic.
Keywords: Shampoo, herbal, powder and evaluation