• Imran Patel Dept. of Biotechnology, Sinhgad College of Science, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Adnya Talathi


Objective: The aim of present research work was to formulate herbal shampoo using aqueous extracts of Aloe vera (Korpad), Acacia cancina (Shikakai), Sapindus Mukorossi (Reetha) and Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)[I1]  as a replacement to synthetic surfactants and carry out a comparative analysis for their cleansing activity.

Methods: Herbal shampoo formulation was carried out using different phytoextracts mixed in a definite proportion. Phytochemical screening was carried out to estimate total phenolic, flavonoid and saponin [I2] content. CAPB (Cocoamido propyl betain) was used as a conditioner for the formulation. Further, the formulations were analyzed for physicochemical properties such as pH, dirt dispersion, detergency ability and foaming ability which are pre-requisite for shampoo preparations.

Results: It was observed that Phyllanthus emblica formulation showed the highest cleaning ability i.e. 96% due to the presence of rich flavonoid content while Acacia cancina formulation contributed the highest detergency ability i.e. 94.96% due to the presence of rich saponin content. All the formulation showed high foaming ability and stability which is a prerequisite of shampoo preparations.

Conclusion: The results obtained during experimentation clearly indicate a promising formulation of quality enhanced herbal shampoo with a unique aroma, colour and potential for cleaning and foaming ability.

Keywords: Herbal shampoo, Antioxidants, Reetha (Sapindus Mukorossi), Shikakai (Acacia cancina), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Korpad (Aloe vera), CAPB, Foam stability

 [I1]Biological names of plants are edited to italics in entire manuscript

 [I2]Use of plurals have been corrected at many places. 


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How to Cite

Patel, I., and A. Talathi. “USE OF TRADITIONAL INDIAN HERBS FOR THE FORMULATION OF SHAMPOO AND THEIR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 3, Mar. 2016, pp. 28-32,



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