Dano: A herbal solution for dandruff

  • JR Krishnamoorthy
  • S Ranganathan
  • SG Shankar
  • MS Ranjith
Keywords: Pityrosporum ovale, dandruff, methylene blue reductase test

Abstract

Dano, a poly-herbal hair oil was studied for anti-dandruff activity using microbiological and clinical tests. There was a clear symptomatic relief from dandruff in all the volunteers after 10 days of use. Further, the isolation of Pityrosporum ovale, the causative organism of the dandruff in culture was not possible after use of the Dano oil. The plant extracts is from Wrightia tinctoria (Indrajev), Cassia alata (Dadmari) and bitter fraction of Azadirachta indica (Neem or Nimba). Methylene blue reductase test was
employed to study the anti-dandruff efficacy of the oil
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