FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL OINTMENT CONTAINING AZADIRACHTA INDICA AND CURCUMA LONGA

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  • Priyanshi Goyal1, Sarvesh Kumar2, Ananga Mohan Das3

Keywords:

Maceration, Levigation, Spredability, acetone, bioactive

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the interest and utilization of herbal medicines, even in areas where modern medicine is readily available. Plant derived substances and herbal medicines have gained significant attention due to their wide range of applications. Medicinal plants are known for being a valuable source of bioactive compounds, which have been used in both traditional and modern medicine. This study aims to develop and assess an ointment containing extracts of Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa). The extracts were prepared using the maceration method. The ointment base was prepared and the formulation of the ointment was accomplished by incorporating the extract in the base using the levigation method. The formulation was evaluated for its physicochemical parameters including color, odor, pH, spreadability, consistency, solubility, and washability. The formulation was assessed for stability under different temperature conditions, and it was found that there were no changes in irritancy, spreadability, and diffusion study. This could potentially serve as a convenient and effective method to harness the medicinal properties of Neem and Turmeric.

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2024-04-24

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