Basic Phytochemical Study and Evaluation of Antidandruff Potencial of Fruit Juices of Citrus Limon. L

Abstract: This study investigates the scientific proof for phytochemical composition and also the proof of antidandruff activity. Screening of phytoconstituents was carried out on the juice concentrates using established procedures. The anti-dandruff activity was carried out by Agar Well Diffusion Assay method against Malassezia furfur, which is the organism responsible for dandruff. The result of antidandruff activity revealed that juice concentrates of the fruits of citrus lemon (10 mg extract/mL) exhibited highly significant antifungal activity against Malassezia furfur. The results of Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) study reveal that the extract possesses anti-dandruff activity above the concentration of 0.1%w/v. The results of MIC study revealed that the extract possesses anti-dandruff activity in a concentration-dependent manner against the test organism and were comparable to the standard drug.

Keywords: Antidandruff, Citrus limon, Malassezia furfur