Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Preparation and Evaluation of Gel Based Polyherbal Handwash

Mane Pranali  S1* , Patil Anup A1

1.Gourishankar Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Limb, Satara Survey No. 990, NH-4, A/P: - Limb, Tal. &Dist.Satara-415501 ph. 02162-268759


ABSTRACT

Infectious diseases (ID) circulating in the home and community remain a significant concern. Two factors are largely responsible first is the constantly changing nature and range of pathogens to which we are exposed and, second is the demographic changes occurring in the community, which affect our resistance to infections. The impact of hand hygiene is important to reduce transmission of ID in the home and community. The antibacterial soap as they contain triclosan which have huge amount of disadvantage and also alcohol base sanitizer which causes irritation due to skin drying, so we can replace it with herbal antimicrobial ingredients. The gel base Polyherbal handwash which prepared by using herbs to avoid the side effects are Azadirachta indica, Citrus Limonis, Aloe vera. The antimicrobial activity of prepared gel base polyherbal handwash was checked by using cup plate method. The microorganism used in antimicrobial test is staphylococcus auries, Candida albicans & bacillus subtillis. The result showed that gel based polyherbal handwash give more inhibition than available commercial synthetic handwash.

Keywords:-Polyherbal handwash, Azadirachta indica, Citrus Limonis, Aloe vera, Antimicrobial activity.


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