FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF CLEANSING CREAM USING WALNUT SHELL POWDER
Dr.S.A .Sreenivas, Gariganti Swathi, Krishna veni, Roja.
Sree Dattha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sheriguda (V), Ibrahimpatnam (M), R.RDist, Hyderabad, Telangana-501510.
The Juglans regia, Persian walnut, English walnut, especially in Great Britain, common Walnut, or especially in the US, California walnut, is an Old World walnut tree species Native to the region stretching from the Balkans eastward to the Himalayas and southwest China. The largest forests are in Kyrgyzstan, where trees occur in extensive. The walnut tree has a long history of medicinal use, being used in folk medicine to treat a Wide range of complaints. The leaves are alterative, anti-helmintic, anti-inflammatory, Astringent and depurative. They are used internally for the treatment of constipation, chronic coughs, asthma, Diarrhoea, dyspepsia etc. The leaves are also used to treat skin ailments and purify the blood. AIM: The aim of the present study is to formulate and evaluate cleansing cream by using Walnut shell powder prepared by using bees wax-borax type/emulsified type method. METHOD: In our present study we formulated 3 different formulations F1, F2, F3 by incorporating different concentrations of liquid paraffin and Bees wax and evaluated by using various parameter such as physical appearance , viscosity, pH, phase separation, moisture absorption studies, test for microbial growth, Spread ability, Stability studies, Irritability, wash ability, and got fruitful results with all the tests. RESULTS: Among the three formulations (F1, F2, and F3), the formulation F2 was having characteristic Odour, light brown in color, non-irritant to the skin and quite elegant. Also the formulations F1 and F3showed no redness or edema or erythema and irritation during irritancy studies. CONCLUSION: The stable formulations were safe and skin irritations and allergic sensitizations were scarce. All the formulations passed the microbial limit test which included some parameters like total bacterial count and fungal count, pathogens like E.Coli, Bacillus were also absent.