• JAMAL MOIDEEN MUTHU MOHAMED College of Pharmacy, Shri Indra Ganesan Institute of Medical Science, Manikandam, Tiruchirapalli 620012, Tamil Nadu, India
  • GAMAL OSMAN ELHASSAN Department of Pharmaceutics, Unaizah College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Unaizah 51911, Sauadi Arabia
  • JIYAUDDIN KHAN Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Management and Sciences University. Shah Alam, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • R.A.M. JAINAF NACHIYA Crescent School of Pharmacy, BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Vandalur, Chennai – 600048, India
  • SAMINATHAN KAYAROHANAM Faculty of Bio-economy and Health Sciences, Geomatika University College Kuala Lumpur 54200, Malaysia
  • ASHOK KUMAR JANAKIRAMAN Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University, Cheras 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Pediculosis capitis, Pityrosis capitis, Poly herbal powder, Shampoo, Anti-lice activity


Objective: The main objective of this study was to the formulation containing polyherbal medicinal plants, which gives safety, and efficacy; rectify skin disease, scalp disorders and reducing the harmful effect from herbal anti-lice and dandruff shampoos for the treatment of Pediculosis capitis and Pityriasis capitis and to prevent hair fall.

Methods: The formulation of herbal shampoo with various herbal ingredients were dried, milled, sieved (120#) and mixed in geometrical order and evaluated their physicochemical characteristics. Furthermore, particle characters, organoleptic properties, foaming index, skin irritation study, and Anti-lice activity were performed.

Results: The prepared poly herbal powdered shampoo (PHPS) exhibits that was freely soluble, particle 20-25 μm size range and free-flowing powder. Lest moisture content (2.5%), ash value, acid value and reduced surface tension of liquid are referred as an ideal candidate for foaming, anti-lice potential with no skin irritations.

Conclusion: Based on the evaluation parameters, the prepared powdered shampoo helps to remove hair grease, no hair fall and strengthen hair follicles. Preparation of PHPS formulation at laboratory scale and the compounding of several ingredients of herbal source have produced it possible to ensure safety, efficacy and secure highly effective PHPS.


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