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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Efficiency of Asiatic pennywort (Centella asiatica L. Urban) extract in the stabilization of Aloe vera gel

Author(s):

Maheswari RS Nair, Dr. PC Jessykutty, Anila M and Arya P

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted in the Dept. of Plantation Crops and Spices, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Kerala Agricultural University, during 2016 -17 for the development of a protocol for the stabilization of fresh aloe gel using<em> Centella asiatica</em> extracts. Fresh aloe gel samples were treated with three forms (decoction, aqueous and alcoholic extracts) of <em>Centella asiatica </em>in order to find out their efficiency in the stabilization of aloe gel. Observations on pH, conductivity, T.S.S, vitamin C and microbial load of samples were recorded at weekly intervals for a period of one month and compared with fresh aloe juice and also with aloe juice treated with a chemical preservative (sodium benzoate) as control. 5ml alcoholic extract treated samples recorded a pH, conductivity, TSS and vitamin C content which was almost equal to that of pure gel up to two weeks of storage. Assessment of microbial load of these samples after two weeks of storage revealed no bacterial, fungal, actinomycetes and <em>E.Coli</em> colonies in the samples. Hence it can be concluded that <em>Aloe vera</em> juice sample treated with 5ml alcoholic extract of <em>Centella asiatica</em> could retain the characteristics of fresh juice up to two weeks of storage and was free from microbial contaminants.

Pages: 186-190  |  1565 Views  413 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Maheswari RS Nair, Dr. PC Jessykutty, Anila M and Arya P. Efficiency of Asiatic pennywort (Centella asiatica L. Urban) extract in the stabilization of Aloe vera gel. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):186-190.

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