Ultraviolet Protection potential of Curcuma longa L. and Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Khelker Tuneer1, Haque Nurul2, Agrawal Arvind3,*
1Department of Botany, Govt. P.G. College, Jagdalpur
2School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010
3 Human Resource Development Centre, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur-492010
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 26 March, 2018.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a mutagen. To protect oneself from the effects of UV people use sunscreen creams. Herbal creams are more popular as compared to the synthetic creams. To explore the UV protection potential of Curcuma longa L. (Turmeric) and Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (Orange) Petroleum ether extract is prepared in a soxhlet apparatus, by using rhizome of turmeric and peel of orange fruit. Later, the absorbance is determined by means of UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Then, Sun protection factor (SPF) is calculated using Mansur equation. Orange peel showed higher SPF as compared to Turmeric.
SPF, Curcuma longa L., Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck, Petroleum ether.