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  • Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins An Innovative Approach Towards Menstrual Hygiene Using Bamboo Fiber And Lemon Grass
  • 1*Associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi. Tamilnadu-638455.
    1Principal, Head of the Department of pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455.
    2,3,4,5,6B. Pharm final year students, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455

Abstract

Sanitary napkin is worn in direct skin contact and is an essential product for most women. Bamboo fiber is a cellulosic fiber that is regenerated from bamboo plant. It is a great prospective green fiber with outstanding biodegradable textile material, having strength comparable to conventional glass fibers. Bamboo used for fiber preparation is usually 3-4 years old. Emphasis is given to use of naturally available absorbent fibers such as organic cotton, banana fiber, jute, bamboo etc, which are widely available and biodegradable in nature having low carbon footprint which not only makes it eco-friendly but also reduces the cost of sanitary pad. Bamboo fiber has various micro-gaps, which make it softer than cotton and increase its moisture absorption. They are elastic, environment-friendly, and biodegradable. The fiber is bacteriostatic, antifungal, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, hygroscopic, natural deodorizer and resistant against ultraviolet light. Furthermore, it is highly durable, stable and tough and has substantial tensile strength. Due to its versatile properties, bamboo fibers are used mainly in textile industry for making attires, towels, and bathrobes. Due to its antibacterial nature, it is used for making bandages, masks, nurse wears, and sanitary napkins. UV-proof, antibiotic and bacteriostatic curtains, television covers, and wallpapers and many other things are also prepared from bamboo fibers to lessen the effects of bacteria and harm of ultraviolet radiations on human skin. The use of natural and biodegradable polymers in sanitary napkins could help in cost reduction and make them easily affordable.

Keywords

Menstruation, Dioxins, Biomaterial, Puberty, Menopause, Vagina, Tampon, Papyrus

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Mounika K
Corresponding author

Associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi. Tamilnadu-638455.

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Dr. K. B. Ilango
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Associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi. Tamilnadu-638455.

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Baranitharan A. K.
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B. Pharm final year students, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455

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Dhivyatharshini S.
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B. Pharm final year students, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455

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Gowtham K.
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B. Pharm final year students, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455

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Swetha V.
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B. Pharm final year students, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455

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Vijaykumar S.
Co-author

B. Pharm final year students, College of Pharmacy, Shree Venkateshwara college of paramedical sciences, Gobi-Tamilnadu-638455

Mounika K.*, Dr. K. B. Ilango, Baranitharan A. K., Dhivyatharshini S., Gowtham K., Swetha V., Vijaykumar S, Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins-An Innovative Approach Towards Menstrual Hygiene Using Bamboo Fiber And Lemon Grass, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 11, 135-139. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10078084

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