In-vitro EVALUATION OF FLOWERS OF Crossandra infundibuliformis (L) NEES AS A NATURAL ANTI-SOLAR AGENT
Keywords:Anti-solar, Crossandra infundibuliformis, UV radiation
UV rays extends down to the earth’s atmosphere from sunlight assist our body to synthesize Vitamin D which strengthens our bones and teeth. Commercially UV radiation has various uses like sterilization and disinfection. But excessive unprotected exposure to sunlight may lead to sun burns and other skin complications. The present study was designed to evaluate the UV absorption ability of aqueous extracts of fresh and dry flowers of Crossandra infundibuliformis as an anti-solar agent. The method was performed by UV visible spectrophotometry in range of 200-400nm. The results suggested that aqueous fresh flower extract of Crossandra infundibuliformis exhibited better anti-solar activity than the dry flower extract. Therefore it was concluded that C.infundibuliformis flowers can be used in various sunscreen formulations.
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