Keywords : Sun protection factor
Phytochemical screening of Basella alba leaves extracts and evaluate its efficacy on sun burn (Sun Protection Factor)
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 417-423
Plant based preparation have been used to treat illness and beautifying the skin from ancient time. Basella alba is one of the important leafy vegetable species belongs toBasellaceaefamily have been used in traditional medicine system to treat several disorders in India. Apart from therapeutic use, it is the rich sources ofmany nutrients and
antioxidant compounds which can be used to protect the skin from UV rays. The current work involves the evaluation of sun protection factor (SPF) of various extracts viz alcoholic, ethyl acetate and methanolic of Basella alba plant. All extracts were prepared via hot extraction using soxhlet and the total phenolic content and total flavonoid contents and sun protection factor (SPF) were calculated. Among all methanolic leaf extract showed the highest value i.e., 533.28 ± 0.16, 446.02 ± 0.1 and 12.04 ±0.011 value of total phenolic content, total flavonoid contents and SPF value respectively.