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Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)

Study on the antibacterial and anticancerous properties of herbal finished textile fibers for the development of sanitary napkins

Author(s):
Jogender Singh, Gyanendra Kumar, Sonika Pandey, Sangeeta Singh Chauhan, Anuradha Singh and Warshi Singh
Abstract:
Natural herbs used by the women during their menopause time in the olden days was selected and investigated for its antibacterial activity after finishing onto cotton fibres. The study was aimed to understand the antibacterial and anticancerous properties of the herbal extract finished fibres; so that the fibres shall be used for the development of sanitary napkins. Cotton fibres was procured along with medically significant herb (Turmeric). The herbal extraction was carried out using a standard Soxhlet extraction method. The extracts was finished onto the fibres as herbal composites using a standard dyeing procedure. The mordant sodium chloride was added to impart permanent colour to the fibres. The surface change in the fibres if any was also determined under Scanning electron microscope. As expected for the antibacterial potential of the selected herbs in the study, the antibacterial activity of the herbal composite finished fibres were analyzed using standard EN ISO 20645 test method.
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How to cite this article:
Jogender Singh, Gyanendra Kumar, Sonika Pandey, Sangeeta Singh Chauhan, Anuradha Singh, Warshi Singh. Study on the antibacterial and anticancerous properties of herbal finished textile fibers for the development of sanitary napkins. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):149-151.
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