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Table 1 Measured SPF values of the plant extracts (listed in descending order) and commercial sunscreens

From: Photoprotective potential in some medicinal plants used to treat skin diseases in Sri Lanka

Extract Measured SPF Value
Leucas zeylanica 39.8 ± 0.35
Ophiorrhiza mungos 39.2 ± 0.92
Mollugo cerviana 29.5 ± 0.30
Hibiscus furcatus 29.4 ± 0.40
Atalantia ceylanica 26.8 ± 0.16
Olax zeylanica 24.5 ± 0.47
Aporosa lindleyana 21.4 ± 0.90
Argyreia populifolia 12.5 ± 0.61
Plectranthus zeylanicus 11.5 ± 0.96
Ipomoea mauritiana 11.3 ± 0.70
Lasia spinosa 8.9 ± 0.57
SC1 (Standard reference) 10.7 ± 0.07 (labeled SPF : 30+)
SC2 ((Standard reference) 18.6 ± 0.01 (labeled SPF : 45)
Aloe vera (control) 28.86 ± 0.11