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FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL EMULGEL OF OCIMUM TENUIFLORUM AND MENTHA AREVENSIS LEAVES EXTRACT FOR ANTI-ACNE ACTIVITY

A. Susmitha, Dr. A. Seetha Devi

Acne is a chronic inflammatory follicular disorder of the skin, occurring in specialized pilosebaceous units on the face. The lack of possible cure and associated disadvantages in allopathic medicines has led to extensive research in natural products with anti acne activity. Ocimum tenuifloram (tulasi) and Mentha arvensis (mint) were found to be efficacious and cost effective anti acne drugs with least side effects as compared to the synthetic drugs used in the treatment of acne. The present work is aimed to design and develop herbal anti acne topical drug delivery system of combined herbal drugs in the form of emulgel. The effect of emulgel is to be compared with the marketed preparation widely used for acne.

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