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Authors Ratnasooriya, W. D., R. N. Pathirana, A. S. Dissanayake, B. L. C. Samanmali and P. K. Desman
Title Evaluation of invitro sun screen activities of salt marshy plants Suaeda monoica, Suaeda maritima and Halosarcia indica
Source International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the sun protective activities of three Sri Lankan salt marshy plants, Suaeda monoica, Suaeda maritime and Halosarcia indica (Family: Chenopodiacea) invitro using UV spectroscopic technique and Mansur equation. Methanolic extracts of each of the plant species were made and Sun Protection Factor(SPF) values were ascertained (which is an index of sun protection activity) using a concentration of 2.0 mgmL(-1). Methanol soluble fraction of Dermatone(R) (2.0 mgmL(-1)) was used as the reference agent. Phytochemical profile of each of the extracts was determined using standard procedures. The results showed that the methanolic extract of S. monoica, S. maritima, H. indica exhibited a SPF value of 15.55, 10.83 and 8.63 respectively whilst Dermatone(R) had a SPF value of 34.23. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of flavonoids, tannins, phenols and polyphenols in all the three extracts. On the other hand, alkaloids were present in S. monoica and S. maritima and steroids in S. monoica and H. indica. It is concluded that the salt marshy plant, S. monoica, exhibits moderate sun protective activity and a safe, effective and affordable sun screen formulation may be developed from this plant. In comparison, sun protective activities of S. maritima and H. indica were mild.
ISSN 2277-3657
ISBN 2277-3657
Publication Date 2016
Year Published 2016
Volume 5
Issue 2
Beginning Page 15-20
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000375117300003
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