Synergism of virgin coconut oil and mulberry leaves extract as agent in free alcohol hand sanitizer / Norhazlin Jusoh ...[et al.]

Jusoh, Norhazlin and Mohamad Mahbob, Emi Norzehan and Ahmad Zulkifli, Farah Zayanah and Rosman, Putri Shareen and Zulkipli, Husna (2019) Synergism of virgin coconut oil and mulberry leaves extract as agent in free alcohol hand sanitizer / Norhazlin Jusoh ...[et al.]. In: Extended Abstract of Kelantan International Learning and Innovation Exhibition 2018 (KILIEX 2018). Enhancing Commercialisation Through Innovation . Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kelantan, Kota Bharu Kelantan, pp. 10-12. ISBN 9789671672006


Hand hygiene is foremost techniques in preventing the spread of any health care-associated infections and keeping the health cost under control. Hand sanitizer is the key for hand hygiene when limited resources and water access. The problem is alcohol-based hand sanitizer can cause health issues such as drying skin and alcoholic poisoning. Therefore, alcohol-free hand sanitizer becomes the next approach. Investigations on hand sanitizer without alcohol for their effectiveness on microorganism‟s infection are still scarce. Hence, the main objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of alcohol-free hand sanitizer on microbial hands carriage. The main focus is on inhibiting the growth of pure cultured bacteria from hands which were Streptococcus sp. and Staphylococcus sp. Production of alcohol-free hand sanitizer using natural products (virgin coconut oil and mulberry leaves extract) as antibacterial agents as an alternative to the current hand sanitizers in market. In the study, the antibacterial activity of alcohol-free hand sanitizer was compared with clinical hand sanitizer, commercial hand sanitizer and sterile water using disc diffusion method. Undoubtedly, clinical hand sanitizer showed the highest inhibition zone with 21 mm for both types of bacteria. On the other hand, alcohol-free hand sanitizer and commercial hand sanitizer surprisingly obtained almost similar size of inhibition zone with 14-14.5 mm. As conclusion, the alcohol-free hand sanitizer was effective in resisting the bacterial growth on hands and as promising option particularly in health impacts after use. The tested product can be introduced to selected market segments for example local pharmacies, clinics and hospitals


Item Type: Book Section
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohamad Mahbob, Emi
Ahmad Zulkifli, Farah
Rosman, Putri
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Biotechnology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kelantan > Machang Campus
Series Name: Enhancing Commercialisation Through Innovation
Event Title: 2nd Kelantan International Learning and Innovation Exhibition2019 (KILIEx 2019)
Event Dates: 19th - 20th August 2019
Page Range: pp. 10-12
Item ID: 30322
Uncontrolled Keywords: hand hygiene, hand sanitizer, bacteria, antibacterial activity


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