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STANDARDIZATION OF MUGDHA LEPA: AN AYURVEDIC PROPRIETARY HERBO-MINERAL FACE PACK FOR ACNE VULGARIS

Vandana Meena*, Shakti Bhushan and Anand K. Chaudhary

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Acne vulgaris is not a life threatening disease but it is a distressing skin condition which can carry significant psychological disability. Ayurvedic Classics under the name of Varnya herbs, describes numerous formulations to treat countless skin diseases. After an investigative search in the Ayurvedic classical text book and contemporary sciences research paper the formulation was named Mugdha Lepa keeping in view of the gorgeousness and the splendour exquisiteness of the facial beauty. The objective of this work is to formulate and evaluate a polyherbo-mineral face pack for cosmetic purpose from herbal ingredients. Shankha bhasma, Haridra (Curcuma longa), Rakta chandan (Pterocarpous santilanus), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Nimba (Azadiricta indica) and Shalmali kantak (Salamalia malabarica) were used as principle ingredient and were taken in the ratio 1:2:3:3:3:4 dried, powdered and Bhavana of Kumari (Aloe vera) and Tulsi (Ocimum santum) Swarasa was given thereafter. Final formulation was analyzed on the parameters of organoleptic characterization and physico-chemical analysis. It was further evaluated for Microbial Limit Tests which includes tests for Total Viable Count (bacteria and fungi). Mugdha Lepa possessed the reddish brown in colour, smooth and soft on touch with Tikta, Kashaya Rasa and with some non-specific smell. In the terms of physico-chemical analysis, it was marked that the parameters were in the permissible boundary. pH of Mugdha Lepa was 8.88 incorporating some alkalinity and making it suitable for human skin. The results of Total Microbial Count reported that it is safe for use.

Keywords: Acne, Lepa, Varnya, Mugdha, Herbo-mineral lepa.10.20959/wjpr201716-10083


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