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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2011, Volume : 3, Issue : 5
First page : ( 206) Last page : ( 210)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.

Formulation and In-Vitro Evaluation of Sun Protection Factor of Methanolic Extract of Zanthoxylum rhetsa DC. Sunscreen lotion.

Kale Shantanu S.1,*, Rajmane Amol H.2, Urunkar Vaibhav C.2, Gaikwad Megha K.2, Bhandare Snehal B.2

1Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, M.G.V. Pharmacy College, Mumbai-Agra Road, Panchavati, Nasik-422001

2Institutional affiliations: Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir's Pharmacy College, University of Pune, Pune

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Shantanu S. Kale, Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, M.G.V. Pharmacy College, Mumbai-Agra Road, Panchavati, Nasik-422001, Contact No. 9422770747 Email: shantanu_kale@yahoo.com

Online published on 21 March, 2013.


Sunscreens are cosmetic formulations that block ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sunscreens are assigned sun protection factors, (SPF), ratings that are supposed to indicate the level of protection from UV radiation. In addition due to high cost and time consumption of in vivo SPF determination methodologies, in vitro SPF determination is gaining more importance. In the present study efforts were made to formulate sunscreen lotion using methanolic extracted Zanthoxylum rhetsa DC seed. Evaluation of same was done for sunscreen activity by using in vitro SPF method. SPF of formulation was found to be 1.09 with ultra boot star rating 2 which approaches toward sunscreen activity.



Zanthoxylum rhetsa, Tirphal, SPF, Sunscreen activity.


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