Herbal Mouthwash with Potential Antioxidant Activity

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dc.contributor.author Hettihewa, S. K.
dc.contributor.author Manamperi, M. D.
dc.contributor.author Wasana, P. W. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-15T03:54:34Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-15T03:54:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-08
dc.identifier.citation Hettihewa, S. K. , Manamperi, M. D. , & Wasana, P. W. D. (2018). Herbal Mouthwash with Potential Antioxidant Activity. 1 st Research Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka, 26. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2659-2029
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.lib.ruh.ac.lk/xmlui/handle/iruor/8338
dc.description.abstract Background: Herbal mouthwash provides a viable alternative as they are alcohol-free, chemical free and contains time tested herbal oils and plant extracts that promote oral health. Objectives: The aim of the present study was to formulate herbal mouthwash with potential antioxidant activity using freeze dried powder of 70% aqueous acetone defatted crude leaf extract obtained from Buahinia racemosa plant. Methodology: Aqueous acetone (70% ) crude extract was prepared by steeping method and partitioned with hexane to obtain defatted crude extract which was subjected to preliminary phytochemical tests. The total phenolic, total flavonoid contents of the extact were performed by using Folin Ciocalteu method and Aluminiumchloride method respectively. In vitro antioxidant activity was evaluated by using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. A herbal mouthwash with different formulations were prepared by incorporating the freeze dried powder of the leaf extract and subjected to evaluate in vitro antioxidant activity compared to two different commercial products. The physical parameters (pH, odor, appearance, homogeneity) were also tested for 14 days at room temperature. Results and conclusions: Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponins, carbohydrates and reducing sugars. The results of the total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and antioxidant capacity measured by DPPH assay were 5244.353 mg GAE/100 g, 3704.488 mg CAE/100 g and 5.934 mmolTrolox equivalents/100 g dry weight (DW) of the leaves respectively. The formulated herbal mouthwash was found to be liquid, homogenous and red colour with pleasant odor. The pH of the mouthwash was found to be in the range of 6 to 7. It is concluded that the B. racemosa leaves have promising antioxidant activity and the formulated mouthwash should be further investigated to be commercialized as a herbal mouthwash with potent antioxidants. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Academic staff members of the Faculty of Allied Health Science, University of Ruhuna en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Antioxidant activity en_US
dc.subject Buahinia racemosa en_US
dc.subject DPPH assay en_US
dc.subject flavonoids en_US
dc.subject mouthwash en_US
dc.title Herbal Mouthwash with Potential Antioxidant Activity en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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