FORMULATION AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF NEW POLYHERBAL TOOTHPASTE
Toothpaste is an agent used as an effective home care system. It is a Â paste orÂ gel dentifrice used with aÂ toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health ofÂ teeth by the patients to enhance oral hygiene. What many people donâ€™t know is that most brand-nameÂ toothpaste contains a number of ingredients that are not healthy. Â Herbal toothpasteÂ does not contain the artificial colors, flavours or fluoride that many of the artificial products do contain. Â For the present study the extracts of apple peel, lemon peel, orange peel, banana peel, clove oil were used to formulate a polyherbal toothpaste and studied by phytochemical tests and Â spectral analysis using UV/VIS, IR Â spectroscopy. These studies have revealed the presence of vital constituents which shall be responsible for Â anti-microbial activity and useful in tooth decay problems.
Keywords : Toothpaste, polyherbal toothpaste, antimicrobial activity
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