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Dandruff is one of the most common problems faced by people all around the world. It is a dermatological disorder that can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing. Fortunately, a recent study has shown promising results in the fight against dandruff. The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a polyherbal formulation against Malassezia furfur, a fungus that is often responsible for causing dandruff. The polyherbal formulation used in the study was composed of various leaves, including Piper betal, Tictona grandis, and Eclipta prostrata, as well as flowers such as Tenner cassia. Diffusion-dependent assays were used to determine the mixture's anti-malassezial activity after it had been extracted with both water (APHF) and methanol (MPHF).The results of the study were very encouraging. Both MPHF and APHF, which underwent GC-MS analysis and qualitative testing for various kinds of phytochemicals, showed the existence of numerous active metabolites that may inhibit M. furfur and have potential for use as anti-dandruff treatments.
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