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Protective Effect From UV Rays by Medicinal Flowers


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1 Department of Pharmacology, Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, South Shivaji nagar, Sangli ,Maharashtra – 416 416, India
2 Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Kasegaon, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
3 P.S.G.V.P. Mandal's College of Pharmacy, Shahada, Maharashtra, India
     

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Sunscreen resources mostly obtained from plants in form of natural substances which are ability to absorb ultraviolet ray in the UVA region. This paper evaluates UV absorption ability of flowers from various varieties of Clitoria ternata Linn (Fabaceae), Canna indica Linn (Scitaminaceae), as an anti-solar agent. Extracts were prepared by maceration with a mixture of distilled water and methanol (1:1). The method is performed by UV spectrophotometer in the range of 200 to 400 nm and results of all the extracts shows effective UV absorption in the given range.

Keywords

UV Protection, Clitoria ternata Linn, Canna indica Linn, Hydro-Alcoholic Extract.
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S. B. Patil
Department of Pharmacology, Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, South Shivaji nagar, Sangli ,Maharashtra – 416 416, India
M. Y. Lende
Department of Pharmacology, Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, South Shivaji nagar, Sangli ,Maharashtra – 416 416, India
V. S. Thakur
Department of Pharmacology, Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, South Shivaji nagar, Sangli ,Maharashtra – 416 416, India
N. S. Naikwade
Department of Pharmacology, Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, South Shivaji nagar, Sangli ,Maharashtra – 416 416, India
C. S. Magdum
Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Kasegaon, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
G. M. Chavan
P.S.G.V.P. Mandal's College of Pharmacy, Shahada, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Sunscreen resources mostly obtained from plants in form of natural substances which are ability to absorb ultraviolet ray in the UVA region. This paper evaluates UV absorption ability of flowers from various varieties of Clitoria ternata Linn (Fabaceae), Canna indica Linn (Scitaminaceae), as an anti-solar agent. Extracts were prepared by maceration with a mixture of distilled water and methanol (1:1). The method is performed by UV spectrophotometer in the range of 200 to 400 nm and results of all the extracts shows effective UV absorption in the given range.

Keywords


UV Protection, Clitoria ternata Linn, Canna indica Linn, Hydro-Alcoholic Extract.