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Antidandruff and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Piper nigrum Extract against Dandruff Causing Pathogens
N. Deepak1*, R. Vedayokesh1, N. Ganeash1 and P. Saminathan2
1Department of Biotechnology, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai -600 119, Tamil Nadu, India
2Sasham Biologicals Pvt. Ltd Ashok Nagar, Chennai-600 083, Tamil Nadu, India
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Pepper is known as king of spices belongs to the family Piperaceae. Nearly 55 phytochemical compounds were present in pepper. Piper nigrum was extracted with ethyl acetate and chloroform solvents and find its efficacy against dandruff causing fungus. Dandruff samples were collected and fungus were isolated from dandruff and identified as Microsporum sp. and Trichophyton sp. Antifungal evaluation of different extracts of Piper nigrum were tested against dandruff causing isolates. Among the extracts ethyl acetate showed higher antifungal activity against selected fungus. Antidandruff and anti-inflammatory activity of ethyl acetate extract of Piper nigrum were carried out and showed better activity on Microsporum sp. The results were compared with commercially available shampoos. On comparison, ethyl acetate extract of Piper nigrum showed excellent inhibitory activity against anti dandruff and anti-inflammatory.

Keywords: Antidandruff activity,Anti-inflammatory activity,Dandruff,Piper nigrum
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Deepak, N., Vedayokesh, R., Ganeash, N., Saminathan, P., 2018. Antidandruff and anti-Inflammatory activity of Piper nigrum extract against dandruff causing pathogens.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 5(8): 52-57. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2018.508.007