Preparation and Evaluation of Herbal Hair OilJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-05
Authors : Harshali Wadekar; Rizwan Thara;
Page : 991-995
Keywords : Hair; Herbal oil; Stability Study;
Pharmacognosy is the branch of pharmacy that deals with herbs. This medicinal plants are utilized for preparing and manufacturing myriads of medicines. Beside this, herbs are used for beautification of body, preparation of cosmetics, flavouring and colouring agent. The main aim of present study involves preparation and evaluation of herbal hair oil by using fresh parts of various plants. The prepared herbal hair oil were subjected to phytochemicals screening, general characterization, physical, chemicals testing. The herbal oil were prepared according to Indian pharmacopoeia standard. The formulation consists of the herb such as bulb of Allium cepa, seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum and Nigella sativa, fruit of Phyllanthus emblica and Cucumis sativus, leaves of Brassica oleracea, rhizome of Zingiber officinale. The evaluation of formulated herbal hair oil were carried out by various parameters such as organoleptic characters, phytochemicals screening, physical features as viscosity, pH, acid value, saponification value, refractive index, specific gravity. It is also tested for skin irritation on forearm. In addition, it is assessed for stability study. Above all the parameters where studied and found that all are in acceptable limit. In conclusion, the prepared herbal hair oil is utilized to promote hair growth, for supplementation of vitamins and minerals, preventing dandruff, split ends and alternative choice from hazardous chemicals.
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