G. Chinna Reddaiah, Nagendra Babu B, Tharun D, Surekha P, Hindustan Abdul Ahad, Sai Vikas S
JNTUA-Oil Technological & Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India-515001.
A B S T R A C T
Now-a-days herbal cosmetic preparations are best used products by the common people in order to minimize the side effects and with a better safety and security profile. The present work is to formulate an efficient herbal hair oil with both anti-dandruff and anti-lice properties meanwhile promoting hair growth. For this we used extracted mixture of seeds and leaves of Ricinuscommunis, leaves of Tinosporacardi folia, leaves of Murrayakoenigii and seeds of Menthaspicata in varying compositions to produce five different formulations. All those were physicochemically and biologically evaluated for pH, viscosity, specific gravity, sensitivity test, acid value and anti-lice property. The prepared formulations were compared with leading marketed products and found that the formulations hold the promise of potent herbal alternative for synthetic (marketed) hair oil.
Keywords: Herbal extracts, anti-lice, evaluation, marketed products