Preparation and evaluation of poly herbal hair oil
In Ayurvedic medicine, herbs are used as an integral part of health care system. Besides healthcare, herbs are also used for beautification of the body and for preparation of various cosmetics and colours. The aim of present study involves preparation of poly herbal hair oil using fresh leaves of various plants. The prepared herbal oils were subjected to phytochemical screening, General characterization, Physical and Biological evaluation.The aim of present study involves preparation of poly herbal hair oil using fresh leaves of Sphaeranthus indicus, Wrightia tinctoria, Eclipta alba, Hibiscus Rosa sinensis. The oil was prepared according to Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. The evaluation of prepared poly herbal hair oil was carried out by various parameters such as organoleptic, phytochemical, specific gravity, pH, viscosity, acid value, saponification value, refractive index and stability studies. Antimicrobial activity of the poly herbal hair oil was studied by the zone of inhibition method. The Antioxidant activity of the oil was studied by DPPH radical scavenging test. The prepared formulations are assessed for primary skin irritation test on our forearm. Above parameters were found to be good and within the standards and among three concentrations of prepared poly herbal hair oil, third concentration showed better results than other two concentrations. All the values in the evaluation of finished product showed that they are within the acceptable limits. Hence, it is concluded that the oil is beneficial in maintaining good growth of hairs, turning grey hairs to black, providing protection from dandruff, and results in lustrous looking hairs.
Keywords: Hair, Herbal formulations, Hair oil, Stability studies.
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