International Journal of Ayurveda Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 211--215

Effect of Tectona grandis Linn. seeds on hair growth activity of albino mice


Deepali Jaybhaye1, Sushikumar Varma2, Nitin Gagne2, Vijay bonde1, Amol Gite3, Deepak Bhosle1 
1 Department of Pharmacology, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital, Aurangabad, India
2 Departments of Pharmacology and Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, India
3 Department of Public Health, Buldana, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepali Jaybhaye
Department of Pharmacology, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital, Aurangabad
India

The seeds of Tectona grandis Linn. are traditionally acclaimed as hair tonic in the Indian system of medicine. Studies were therefore undertaken in order to evaluate petroleum ether extract of T. grandis seeds for its effect on hair growth in albino mice. The 5% and 10% extracts incorporated into simple ointment base were applied topically on shaved denuded skin of albino mice. The time required for initiation of hair growth as well as completion of hair growth cycle was recorded. Minoxidil 2% solution was applied topically and served as positive control. The result of treatment with minoxidil 2% is 49% hair in anagenic phase. Hair growth initiation time was significantly reduced to half on treatment with the extracts compared to control animals. The treatment was successful in bringing a greater number of hair follicles (64% and 51%) in anagenic phase than standard minoxidil (49%). The results of treatment with 5% and 10% petroleum ether extracts were comparable to the positive control minoxidil.


How to cite this article:
Jaybhaye D, Varma S, Gagne N, bonde V, Gite A, Bhosle D. Effect of Tectona grandis Linn. seeds on hair growth activity of albino mice.Int J Ayurveda Res 2010;1:211-215


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Jaybhaye D, Varma S, Gagne N, bonde V, Gite A, Bhosle D. Effect of Tectona grandis Linn. seeds on hair growth activity of albino mice. Int J Ayurveda Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2014 Sep 17 ];1:211-215
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