GC-MS analysis of anti-mark ointment formulation for skin burns

A. Shahanaz, G. Subiksha, M. Yuha, Gowri Shankar B A


Wounds generated from burns are fatal and cause marks that last for a long period of time. The formulation of anti marks cream especially for burns would provide hope for a better way of treating scars. The aim of this study is to prepare an ointment using hair ash and oil along with aloevera followed by the characterization of compounds by using Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS).The natural compounds used could possibly reduce any side effects on the skin. The GC-MS analysis of the ointment revealed the presence of 30 bioactive compounds. The predominant bioactive compounds were especially fatty acids such as hexadecanoic acid, tetradecanoic acid, dodecanoic acid and octadecanoic acid. The antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal properties of these bioactive compounds could be effectively used in the treatment of scars.


GC-MS analysis, bioactive compounds, hair ash, anti-inflammatory.

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