FORMULATION & EVALUATION OF HERBAL SUNSCREEN CREAM ENRICHED WITH ANTIOXIDANT FROM CANNA INDICA: A REVIEWAbstract
Medicinal herbs have been used for healing since the dawn of time. Canna indica is an erect perennial herb in the family Cannaceae. This plant is widely cultivated throughout India for its beautiful foliage and flowers. Canna indica is also known as Indian shot or Canna lily. South America, Colombia, West Indies, Central America, Brazil & Venezuela are their native habitats. Canna indica contains phytochemical constituents like alkaloid Glycosides, Flavonoids, Phenol, Proteins, Saponins, tannins, carbohydrates, phytosterols, fixed oil, of ethanolic solvent extract of canna indica. It’s an Antioxidant & Antibiotic. The plant is said to have molluscidal, anti-fungal, hepatoprotective, haemostatic, AIDs inhibition Property, antidiabetic & anticancer activities. Anthocyanin pigments are abundant in the flowers of Canna indica. It includes phenol, flavonoids and six different forms of anthocyanin, all of which have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect our skin from UV radiation by inactivating highly reactive molecules like free radicals and reactive oxygen species produced when exposed to the sun. The purpose of this study is to develop herbal sunscreen cream rich with antioxidants derived from canna indica flowers and assess in-vitro sun protection activity. Antioxidantactivity is investigated using a variety of techniques. Antioxidant activity is studied in different methods.
Samruddhi S. Nirmal *, Poonam N. Chougule and Sachin Kumar V. Patil
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth-Vadgaon Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
16 July 2021
25 October 2021
27 October 2021
10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.8 (10). 412-22