In vivo Evaluation of Hair Growth Potential of Fresh Leaf Extracts of Naringi CrenulataSartaj Ahmad Allayie1*, S Hemalatha1, C Elanchezhiyan1, V Manoharan1, K Balasubramanian2 and Bashir Ahmad Sheikh3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sartaj Ahmad Allayie
Department of Zoology
Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 06, 2012; Accepted date: July 04, 2012; Published date: July 11, 2012
Citation: Allayie SA, Hemalatha S, Elanchezhiyan C, Manoharan V, Balasubramanian K, et al. (2012) In vivo Evaluation of Hair Growth Potential of Fresh Leaf Extracts of Naringi Crenulata. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 3:148. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000148
Copyright: © 2012 Allayie SA, 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.
Hair growth problems can affect human physical and mental health and are of particular relevance during the aging process. In an effort to resolve such problems, an attempt has been made to evaluate the hair growth promotion activity of fresh leaf extracts of Naringi crenulata by using rodent model. Crude extracts of 0.2 ml were applied over the shaved skin onto the backs of wistar rats and monitored for 30 days. After 30 days, rats were treated with acetone and Chloroform produced a greater effect on the length and weight of hair, number of hair follicles, blood circulation and colouration of shaved skin as compared to the control groups. Therefore the results of this study suggest that, Naringi crenulata has hair growth promoting potential, the effect of which may be attributed to the presence of terpenoids and flavonoids in the plant extracts.