Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Formulation of Antioxidant Herbal Creams
Hygeia J. D. Med. Vol.1 (1) 2009, 44-45
(ISSN 0975 6221)

Type of Article
Short Communication

Sujith S Nair1* , Sirajudheen Majeed 1, Sapna Sankar 1 , Jeejamol 1, Molly Mathew2 .

1.Crescent College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Madayipara, Payangadi, Kannur, Kerala
2. Malik Deenar College of Pharmacy, Kasaragod, Kerala.


In this study, creams were formulated based on the antioxidant potential of herbal extracts and evaluated. Different types of herbal creams were formulated from the ethanolic extracts of Glycyrrhiza glabra (root and stolons), Phyllanthus emblica (fruit), Lycopersicon esculentum (fruit), Curcuma longa (Rhizomes), Aloe vera (leaf ) and Citrus aurantium (outer peel) namely F1, F2, F3, F4. All the formulations showed good spreadability, good consistency and no evidence of phase separation. From the present study it can be concluded that it is possible to develop creams containing herbal extracts having antioxidant property and can be used as the provision of a barrier to protect skin.

Key words: Herbal cream, Antioxidant, Skin protection

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