Evaluation of hair growth activity of Buxus wallichiana baill extract in rats

Rudrappa Nandeesh, Bagepalli Srinivasa Ashok Kumar, Kuruba Lakshman, Saleemulla Khan, Vantoor Byrappa Narayana Swamy, Tathireddy Bharathi, Seru Ganapathy

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Objective(s) The aim of this study was to evaluate antioxidant and hair growth activities of Buxus wallichiana Baill (Buxaceae). Materials and methods Petroleum ether, chloroform, methanol and aqueous extracts of Buxus wallichiana subjected to antioxidant activity by; 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl and nitric oxide methods. Methanol extract of Buxus wallichiana at 50, 100 mg/kg, ointment of methanol extract at 5 and 10% used for the evaluation of hair growth property. Results Methanol extract showed potential antioxidant activity. Methanol extract at 100 mg/kg showed consistent and significant increase in mean score of hair growth from day 3 to day 24. Whereas 50 mg/kg increased the mean score significantly, only from day 15 to day 24. When methanol extract at 10% applied topically, significant increase in mean hair score observed only from day 15, but at 5% showed considerable increase in mean hair score only from day 21 and 24, when compared to the control. Conclusion The result of this study suggests that Methanol extract of Buxus wallichiana possess good antioxidant and hair growth activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-241
Number of pages6
JournalIranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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