Development and evaluation of herbal hand wash with neem alcoholic extract

Divya Ranjan Pallai, K. S. Chandrashekar, Deepashree Nayak, Afsira Banu, Praveen Kumar, Vasudev Pai, H. N. Aswatha Ram, Rohit Raj

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Herbs have pharmaceutical, medicinal and cosmetic potential, with the help of it large number of advanced products will be obtained which are helpful for human beings. In the present study herbal handwash was developed using ethanolic extract of Azadirachta indica (Neem). This plant is historically known to have many therapeutic uses. Herbal handwash was developed by using Carbopol-930 as Jelling agent, Triethanolamine as neutralizer and Sodium lauryl sulphate as surfactant. Cup plate method as used to assess the antimicrobial activity of developed herbal hand wash. Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were used to screen the Herbal hand wash against dermal disease causing organisms. Herbal hand wash has shown potential action against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Herbal hand wash was also assessed by sensor characters such as odour, colour and pH, Foam height, consistency, dermal irritation test, Foam retention are the chemical standards. The attained outcomes were within the limits with little or no adverse effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29-01-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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