Preparation and Evaluation of Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity of Seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) based Herbal Hair Oil Formulation


Assistant professors, Dhana Rangesh Kumar V, Pradeepa Duraisamy, Postgraduate students, Keerthika S, Aswani Ram Vinod
PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore – 641048, India.


The present uses of seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii are as human foods, cosmetics, fertilizers, and for the extraction of industrial gums, chemicals and most importantly seaweeds are rich in source of Omega-3 fatty acid. The aim of present study involves preparation of poly herbal hair oil using methanol extract of brown seaweed and the other herbal plants. The prepared herbal oil was subjected to phytochemical screening, antioxidant activity, antibacterial activity, general characterization, physical and biological evaluation. The current studym involves preparation of poly herbal hair oil using Kappaphycus alvarezii, Aloe barbadensis miller, Murrays Koenigii and Ocimum tenuiflorum. The oil was prepared according to Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. The prepared formulations are assessed for primary skin irritation test on our forearm. The above said parameters were found to be good and within the standards. All the values in the evaluation of finished K. alvarezii based herbal oil showed that they are within the acceptable limits. It is a very good attempt to establish the herbal hair oil containing methanol extracts of red seaweed and the other herbal plants. Hence, it is concluded that the oil is beneficial in maintaining good growth of hairs, turning grey hairs to black, providing protection from dandruff, and results in lustrous looking hairs.