Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)
Herbal hand Sanitizer for management of Indoor bioaerosol and touch surfaces
Nandini N, Shilpashree Mayachar K and Dr. T Venkatashamaiah
The present research paper is aimed at formulate effective herbal biocide which can disinfect Indoor air, hands and touch surfaces using the herbal extracts from plants of Curcuma longa
rhizome and Azadirachta indica.
Methodology: The extracts of dried Curcuma longa rhizome and dried Azadirachta indica leaves was extracted using ethanol followed by formulation of herbal sanitizer. The efficacy of sanitizer was evaluated by enumerating the bioaerosol before and after spraying in indoor air and wiping of touch surfaces for its antibacterial activity.
Results: The results recorded showed that HS-3 is antibacterial in nature with 97% of impact on bacterial aerosol in Indoor air and on touch surfaces.
Conclusion: The author concludes the possible reason for killing or inactivation of bacterial bioaerosol may be due to presence of Curcumin which contains aromatic phenol ring along with carboxylic functional group and Azadirachtin contains highly oxidized tetranor triterpenoid chemical.
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Nandini N, Shilpashree Mayachar K and Dr. T Venkatashamaiah. Herbal hand Sanitizer for management of Indoor bioaerosol and touch surfaces. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(3):1171-1175.