ISSN (Online) : 2277-4572



Author(s): Srivastava Aparajita, Alam Sanjar, Shams Shahbaaz, Tiwari Megha, Mittal Ashu, Sanjeev Chauhan

Acne vulgaris is a disease of pilosebaceous unit which is characterized by non-inflammatory and inflammatory lesions. Common therapies that are used for the treatment of acne include topical, systemic, hormonal, herbal and combination therapy. So, for the treatment of acne herbal anti acne cream is prepared containing Withania somnifera extract, which is known for its anti-inflammatory action and antioxidant property. Herbal medications are considered safer than allopathic medicines because allopathic medications are associated with different side-effects such as allergy, local irritation, scaling, photosensitivity reaction, itching, peeling, redness etc. The study includes macroscopical and microscopical evaluation of Withania somnifera containing ash value, loss on drying, water extractive value, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy. The prepared formulation was optimized on the basis of in vitro release study. The optimized formulation was evaluated on the basis of greasiness, spreadability, after feel, skin irritancy, viscosity, pH and release kinetics. Anti bacterial study by disc diffusion technique was performed. The result obtained was zone of inhibition of test 25.66 ± 1.12 and 5.89 ± 1.18 at 500 ppm, this proved that optimized formulation has possible anti acne property. So, further investigation such as in vivo studies will help this formulation to be a potential candidate as marketed product