Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2016)
Formulation and evaluation of herbal antimicrobial gel containing musa acuminata leaves extract
Ajinkya M. Bankar, Manjusha N. Dole
, commonly known as banana plant is vastly being consumed across the world. It is known for many antimicrobial activities and reports show that phenolic compounds mainly contribute to this trait. Considering these advantages an herbal gel containing 4% extract obtained from plant leaves was prepared. Extraction of phenolic compound from leaves was carried out using suitable solvent. The phenolic recovery from acetone extract was showing good antimicrobial activity. The physiochemical parameters of formulations (pH, viscosity, Spreadability and homogeneity) were determined. The herbal gel showed that formulation containing Musa acuminata
leaves extract have better antimicrobial activity.
The antimicrobial activity was carried out against E.coli and Candida albicans.
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Ajinkya M. Bankar, Manjusha N. Dole. Formulation and evaluation of herbal antimicrobial gel containing musa acuminata leaves extract. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(1):01-03.