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A HERBAL CREAM - PROMISING REMEDY FOR ACNE VULGARIS
by Dr. Vrushali, 28 May 2019

The present work deals with the development and evaluation of the herbal anti-acne cream. Ethanolic fruit and leaves extract of Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) and Ficus religiosa (Pipal) was used for cream. Three cream were, F1 (Myristica fragrans), F2 (Ficus religiosa) and F3 i.e. combination of Myristica fragrans and Ficus religiosa. F3 shows greater zone of inhibition against Propionibacterium acne, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus such as 24.60 mm, 21.66 mm and 23.66 mm respectively, as compared to F1 (22.33 mm), (19.0 mm), (23 mm) resp. and F2 (23.33 mm), (20 mm), (22.33 mm) resp. In vitro diffusion study shows that percentage of drug release of F3 was greater than F1 and F2. The results concluded that the herbal cream formulation F3, combination of two plant extract was found with acceptable properties.

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