The aim of the present work was to develop the polyherbal antidandruff shampoo and evaluate the formulated shampoos for physical parameters. The polyherbal antidandruff shampoos were prepared using plant leaves extract namely Mimosa pudica, Hibiscus laveio, Azadirachta indica, Lacosoni alnermis and and Murraya koenigi in varying concentrations. The plant extracts were prepared by boiling in distilled water followed by concentration. The polyherbal shampoo formulations included ingredients, oleic acid, EDTA, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Tween 80, Span 80, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, rosemerry oil, and triethonalmine. A total of six formulations were made by gradually increasing the concentration of polyherbal extract. All the prepared formulations were evaluated for visual appearance, pH, formability, dirt dispersion, viscosity, and antimicrobial activity. All the formulations showed satisfactory results and the antimicrobial activity revealed that formulation, F6 having highest concentration of leaves extract showed significant results in comparison to other formulations and standard drug used for study. The present outcome of the studies revealed that polyherbal shampoos can be prepared easily from the natural plant sources having antimicrobial properties and herbal antidandruff shampoos are better alternatives than synthetic shampoos.
Key words: Poly herbal shampoo, pH, Sodium lauryl sulphate, Viscosity, Foamability.