International Journal of Biology Sciences

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A (2020)

Effect of topical applications of oils extracted from medicinal plants and coconut oil mixed with egg yolk and vitamin e on growth of rabbit hair of District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Author(s):

Kalim Ullah, Azra Azam, Akhter Khan, Shafi Ullah Gul and Ayesha Ihsan Qazi

Abstract:

Most people are unaware of how to properly care for their own hair and scalp. Healthy hair and a healthy scalp usually go hand in hand, so a good health scalp is required to give the look of hair health and vice versa. Hair loss is caused by genetic and hormonal changes, but weathering and pampering habits also have an impact on our hair. The purpose of this study was to look into the healthy hair quality dimensions of oil extracted from Amla, rittha, and sikha Kai, as well as the effect of coconut oil made by mixing with egg yolk and vitamin E in male rabbits. Five healthy adult male rabbits were included in this study. Plant oil were extracted by direct boiling method while coconut oil was mixed with egg yolk (1:1 ratio) and vitamin E. Animals hair were trimmed at three points (back and lateral sides) with razor blades (1x1 inch each) on experimental day one. The points were randomly allocated for oil application. Points were made on same animal to avoid animal to animal variation and randomly, to avoid point to point variation of hair growth. Three groups were made for the experiment, first group served as control and no oil was applied to those points. In the second group, Amla, reetha and Sikhakai extracted oil was applied and was named T1. While in the third group, Coconut oil, Egg yolk and Vitamin E formulation was applied and was name T2. Eye irritation test and skin irritation tests were also done before the start of experiment. Oils showed no signs of irritation in eyes and on skin in rabbits. The majority of people are unaware of how to commit to making for their scalp and hair. Healthy hair and a good health scalp generally supplement each other, so a better and healthier scalp is required to give the aesthetic of hair health and vice versa. Weathering and grooming habits, as well as genetic and hormonal changes, play a role in hair loss. The current study was designed to look into the healthy hair future expansion of oil extracted from Amla, rittha, and sikha Kai, as well as the impact of coconut oil made by mixing with egg yolk and vitamin E in male rabbits. The results of the present study show that coconut oil supplied with egg yolk and vitamin E can enhance growth of the hair more efficiently however, its effect needs to be further analysed.

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How to cite this article:
Kalim Ullah, Azra Azam, Akhter Khan, Shafi Ullah Gul and Ayesha Ihsan Qazi. Effect of topical applications of oils extracted from medicinal plants and coconut oil mixed with egg yolk and vitamin e on growth of rabbit hair of District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2020;2(2):57-61.
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