Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0976-2981

ISSN Online :  2321-5844


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Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Shampoo Containing Extract of Allium sativum

Address:   Swarnlata Saraf*, Sunil M. Hargude, Chanchal Deep Kaur and Shailendra Saraf
University Institute of pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.) – 492010, India.
*Corresponding Author

Allium sativum, family Alliaceae possessess antixidant, antimicrobial, antitumour, antimutagenic, antiinflammatory, antiviral and antiulcer properties. The aim of this study was to take the benefit of the nature of A. sativum extract and prepare shampoo incorporating in the herbal constituent base and evaluate this natural herbal shampoo. The herbal shampoo formulations comprising of aqueous extract of Allium sativum (5% to 30% w/w), coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, fragrance were prepared and evaluated for physicochemical parameters and the results showed the production of stable herbal shampoos. The pH (6.22 ± 0.01 to 5.01± 0.02), percentage of solids (23.21± 0.02 to 25.41± 0.04), , dirt dispersion, surface tension (37.25 ± 0.45 to 39.87 ± 0.15), viscosity (6.5±0.2 to 5.4±0.2 ), skin irritation test ( no irritation) and visual stability .Formulations were clear, had good foam formation, foam quality and retention with proper rheological properties and skin compliances. The formulations with 10 % extract showed best results of evaluation parameters. The efficacy was in the range 10 % extract containing shampoo (F2) >5 % extract containing shampoo (F1) > 20 % extract containing shampoo (F3)> 30 % extract containing shampoo (F4).
Allium sativum, antimicrobial herbal shampoo, natural compositions.
Swarnlata Saraf, Sunil M. Hargude, Chanchal Deep Kaur , Shailendra Saraf. Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Shampoo Containing Extract of Allium sativum. Res. J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 2(1): Jan. –June 2011 page 18-20.
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