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Title: Evaluation of herbal handwash formulation
Authors: Joshi, Minakshi G
Kamat, D V
Kamat, S D
Keywords: Skin pathogens;Staphylococcus aureus;Pseudomonas aeruginosa;Terminalia catappa;Couroupita guianensis;Garcinia indica;Herbal handwash
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.8- A61K 8/97, A61Q 19/10, A61K 36/00, A61P 31/00, A61P 31/04
Abstract: A herbal handwash was prepared using extracts of leaves of Terminalia catappa Linn., Couroupita guianensis Aubl. and rinds of Garcinia indica Choisy. The antibiotic sensitivity test of the prepared herbal handwash against skin pathogens was checked using Disc diffusion method and results were compared with the commercially available antiseptic soap. The results showed that the herbal hand wash gave larger inhibition zone than the commercial antiseptic soap against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The efficacy of the herbal hand wash was evaluated using Glove Juice method which revealed that the herbal hand wash is efficient in reducing higher number of organisms from the hands than the commercial antiseptic soap. Hence, due to the higher antimicrobial activity these plant materials can be used in the preparation of herbal hand wash on commercial scale.
Page(s): 413-415
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.7(5) [September-October 2008]

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