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An antifungal body soap from stem bark of Entada spiralis Ridl.(Akar Sintok) as a new cosmeticeutical product

Mat So'ad, Siti Zaiton and Harun, Aiza and Mohd Hassan, Norazian and Che Mohd Ramli, Neni Kartini and Abdullah, Jariah (2013) An antifungal body soap from stem bark of Entada spiralis Ridl.(Akar Sintok) as a new cosmeticeutical product. In: International Invention, Innovation And Research Design Platform 2013 (I-P 2013), 4th-5th Dec. 2013, Dewan Besar, UiTM Penang Branch.

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The stem bark of Entada spiralis Ridl. locally known as “sintok” has been used traditionally for generations as washing agent, syampoo and body soap. The formation of foam when stem bark agitated in water gave indication of the presence of saponin. The phytochemical investigations of methanolic extract and its fraction discovered saponins and terpenoids as active components since they were responsible for the inhibitory effect against some fungal which can cause skin infection such as Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trychophyton tonsurans and Microsporum gypseum. Throughout this finding, we found the stem bark exhibited potential for the development of skin care product such as body soap. Thus, a body soap product has been designed from stem bark of E. spiralis and this product demonstrated very good results from most of the consumers. This saponin content-body soap product from E. spiralis stem bark has been formulated for the first time to treat skin problems and is hoped to build better health care system in future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5652/35355
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional use, Entada spiralis, Leguminoceae. Saponins, Terpenoids
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 09:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35355

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