(Azadirachta Indica) products are well known for their antifungal and
antibacterial property. The neem extract obtained from the trees leaves when
fixed on the woven fabric with fixing agents, it shows some interesting
physical and biological properties. The finished product was subjected to IR, wicking,
antibacterial tests for commercial exploration.
extract, IR, Abrasion resistance, wicking test.
of the herbal compounds obtained from plants are well known from time
immemorial as antibacterial and anti fungal products. These plants and tree
products are applied directly on skin or wounds as paste or in caution either
for skin care or wound healing. These natural products are abundantly available
in nature and are widely distributed. They are cheap and not processed and can
be used as raw materials for required applications. Apart from dyeing; these
medicinal products posses distinct odour for identification. These plant
products are non irritant to skin and non toxic. Many of these materials are
skin care products. The stem, bark, leaf, root and tubur of the plants and trees
can be used for special application. Neem is a medicinal tree whose bark, stem,
leaf, root and fruit can be used for antibacterial and anti fungal action.
this paper particularly neem products are studied in detail. Neem contains a
very important constituent namely "NIMBUS" (C30H36O9).
This compound has the property to act against bacteria. Recent literature
reference has been cited to use products derived from neem (Azadirachta Indica)
for fixing on fabrics especially on cotton fabrics.
the seeds or leaf of neem is crushed either as raw or as dried material and
then an extract is made in aqueous solution, all the soluble products from a
ticotion, which is filtered and the filtrate is used for all the studies.
The author is Sr. Lecturer
in Department of Textile Technology at Jaya Engineering College.