Author(s): M. Sekar1*, N. Vishnu priya2, R. Ramesh, G. Suresh kumar, A. Divya bharati and S. Abidha afsha
Background: The reasons for loss of hair are exposure of the hair to alkaline medium, decreased blood flow, and scalp diseases. Therefore, it is important to develop a novel formulation that prevents the loss of hair, which promotes the hair growth. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study was to formulate and evaluate a Hair tonic from Ziziphus jujuba leaf extract using the coconut oil as a base. This novel formulation maintains acidic pH (≤ 5), increases blood flow and prevents the scalp infections and the above three parameters promotes the hair growth. Materials and Methods: Acute toxicity studies were carried out to Ziziphus jujuba extract as per OECD test guidelines 423. The prepared formulations were assessed for Primary skin irritation test. The hair growth was observed for 30 days and evaluated for the qualitative parameters like initiation time, completion time and quantitative parameters like hair length, hair weight. Results: The study of the hair growth revealed that the formulation F3 had similar growth rates comparable to that of standard (2% Minoxidil). Conclusion: From this work, it was concluded that this novel hair tonic formulation possesses hair growth promoting activity.