Abstract

EFFECT OF MEDICINAL HERB EXTRACTS TREATED ON COTTON DENIM FABRIC

Author(s): M.Sumithra*1and N.Vasugi Raaja2

An attempt has been made through this research work to developed medicinal herb extracts treated fabric. In this work, medicinal herbs such as  Ricinus Communis (leaves and seeds), Datura metel (leaves with fruits ), Aloe Vera (flower ),Abutilon indicum (leaves), Solanum surattense (Leaves), Coccinia grandis (Fruits and leaves),Aloe vera ( leaves),  Cardio  spermum  halicacabum  (Leave),  have  been  selected  for    finishing  hundred  percent    cotton  denim  fabric  using  dipmethod  .The  finished  fabrics  have  been tested for its antimicrobial activity using standard test method ENISO 20645 and it is concluded that datura metel ( leaves with fruits) have  good antibacterial activity on the selected denim fabrics when compared to other herbs enhanced the wearing capacity of the denim fabric for an extended period without any skin/dermal irritations/infections and  bad odor

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ISSN: 2320-3315

ICV :81.58

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