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TOPICAL GEL OF EXTRACT OF MANGIFERA INDICA L. SEED KERNELS; AN INDIGENOUS PLANT WASTE FOR POTENTIAL ANTI-ACNE ACTIVITY
by Dr. APARNA DARSHAN PALSHETKAR, 27 Mar 2020

The present study was aimed at development of topical gel of extract of Mangifera indica L. seed kernel and evaluation of its in vitro antibacterial activity. Various extracts using different solvents were prepared and evaluated for in vitro activity against Propionibacterium acnes. Ethanolic extract of Mangifera indica L. seed kernel exhibited greatest in vitro antimicrobial activity and was considered further. Topical gels of this ethanolic extract were prepared using different polymers such as Carbopol 974P, Xanatural 180 and Methocel K15M in varying concentrations. Topical gel of 10% w/w ethanolic extract of Mangifera indica L. seed kernel with 2% w/w Carbopol 974P was uniform and yellowish transparent with satisfactory spreadability. The developed gel showed greater in vitro antimicrobial activity as compared to marketed herbal cream. These results indicate the potential of topical gel of ethanolic extract Mangifera indica L. seed kernel as anti-acne formulation developed from plant waste product.

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