Antiseptic treatment for human foot wounds using piper betel extract finished bamboo/cotton fabrics

Ramya, K ; Maheshwari, V


In this study, the extracts of Piper betel leaves have been obtained and finished on to the natural and regenerated bamboo/cotton knitted fabrics. The finished fabrics are assessed for the antibacterial activity against the selected pathogens Staphylococcus sp., Bacillus sp., Klebsiella sp., Pseudomonas sp., and Proteus sp., which are commonly present in the human foot wounds. The obtained results are compared with the untreated fabrics and also with the fabric samples treated with two antibiotics, viz Cefixime and Levofloxacin which are commonly used for the treatment of the foot wounds. The herbal extract treated fabrics show good antibacterial activity against the pathogens, which makes them to have an antiseptic property. To enhance the wash durability of the finished samples the herbal extracts are microencapsulated and their wash durability is assessed using the standard methods.


Antiseptic finishing;Bamboo/cotton fabrics;Bacillus sp.;Klebsiella sp.; Microencapsulation; Piper betel; Pseudomonas sp.; Proteus sp.; Staphylococcus sp.; Wash durability

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