National Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Preparation and evaluation of herbal antidandruff shampoo
Author(s): Manju M Nair, Gogula Bhargava, Dr. Kavitha PN and Dr. Saraswati CD
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to formulate a pure herbal shampoo and to evaluate its physicochemical properties. The shampoo is enriched with herbal extracts without any synthetic additives. The herbal extracts used in the formulation are Reetha (Sapindus mukorossi), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Banana root (Musa acuminate), Lavender oil (Lavendula angustifolia), Mint (Mentha piperita), Black cumin (Nigella sativa), Xanthum gum are added and prepared by simple mixing process. These herbals are enriched with saponins, polyphenols, tannins, vitamins, antioxidant which helps in hair growth. The herbal shampoo was tested for physicochemical properties. Some of the methods are visual inspection, pH determination, solubility, cleansing action, determination of percentage solid content etc. The formulated shampoo was clean and qualitative. It showed cleansing and detergency, low surface tension, good foam, stability, and antidandruff property. The pH of herbal shampoo was found to be around 6.2 which is good for scalp. The shampoo was quite good product fairly producing foams. It is having moderate dirt detergency activity. However further research and development is required to improve the product quality and safety.
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Manju M Nair, Gogula Bhargava, Dr. Kavitha PN, Dr. Saraswati CD. Preparation and evaluation of herbal antidandruff shampoo. Nat J Pharm Sci 2022;2(1):10-16.