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Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  5

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Formulation and Evaluation of Liquid Soap Containing Herbal Antimicrobial Agent.



Address:   Subhashis Debnath*, M. Niranjan Babu, Mahesh Dega, Bharathi. K, Jyothsna. T, Revathi. D and Kishore Kumar. T.S
Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Tirupati-517561, Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Hand washing for hand hygiene is the art of cleaning the hands with or without the use of water or another liquid, or with the use of soap, for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, and/or microorganisms. The main medical purpose of washing hands is to cleanse the hands from pathogens (including bacteria or viruses) and chemicals which can cause personal harm or disease. This is especially important for people who handle food or work in the medical field, but it is also an important practice for the general public. In response to this concern, we formulated the antibacterial Liquid soap. Experiment was performed by selecting the herbs which were reported to have antibacterial activity. They are Ocimum sanctum and Eugena caryophyllus. Formulated liquid soaps were evaluated for physical parameters like colour, fragrance and chemical parameters like pH, % Free alkali, Test for chlorides, Foam height, Foam retention, Alcohol insoluble matter, Microbial count etc. and the obtained results were in the acceptable limits except foam height and foam retention as we are not using SLS.
KEYWORDS:
Liquid Soap, infection, antibacterial, free alkali, microbial count.
Cite:
Subhashis Debnath, M. Niranjan Babu, Mahesh Dega, Bharathi. K, Jyothsna. T, Revathi. D, Kishore Kumar. T.S. Formulation and Evaluation of Liquid Soap Containing Herbal Antimicrobial Agent. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2011; 3(5):225-231.
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