Preparation and characterization of liposomes encapsulating Calophyllum inophyllum oil-Hoa dau
Callophyllum inophyllum oil, also known as Tamanu oil, is reported to treat a wide range of skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, hemorrhoids, and injuries caused due to wounds, among others. Liposomes, which are effective carriers for topical treatment of dermal diseases, could enhance the therapeutic efficiency of Tamanu oil. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to formulate and characterize liposomes loading Tamanu oil. Liposomes encapsulating Tamanu oil with different ratios of Phospholipon 90G and L-α-lecithin were prepared using the thin-film hydration technique. Liposomal formulations were characterized in terms of aspect, particle size, size distribution, zeta potential, and morphology by using light microscope and dynamic light scattering analysis (DLS).