Effect of Solanum tuberosum on Muslin-Gauze Composite for Healthcare ApplicationsParthiban M*, Thilagavathi G and Viju S
Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-04, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Parthiban Manickam
Department of Fashion Technology
PSG College of Technology
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Received Date: September 17, 2012; Accepted Date: October 26, 2012; Published Date: November 03, 2012
Citation: Parthiban M, Thilagavathi G, Viju S (2012) Effect of Solanum tuberosum on Muslin-Gauze Composite for Healthcare Applications. J Textile Sci Eng 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000121
Copyright: © 2012 Parthiban M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The research work is aimed to develop an alternative technique for immediate blood coagulation using natural starch extract (Solanum tuberosum) and to promote haemostasis in medical application. The natural starch exhibits significant anti-bacterial activity and blood coagulation ability by subjecting it to standard test methods. From the results, it was found that the natural starch coated on the muslin-gauze cloth coagulates blood and stops bleeding at a faster rate than the product made out of base human (or) cow plasma and kaolin-coated gauze cloth. Hence, this research work shows a commercial viability and potentiality of the developed product for healthcare applications.