FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF FICUS BENGHALENSIS LOADED CANDY FOR TOOTHACHEAbstract
People utilise plants regularly all around the world for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of illnesses. One abundant plant found in India is the banyan tree, Ficus benghalensis Linn. Oral and dental hygiene is the primary factor of a human being to lead a healthy life. The aim of this study is to design Ficus benghalensis Linn. candy to improve patient oral health, toothache, and acceptability. Ficus benghalensis latex was collected from market for preparation of candy for toothache. There were nine different Ficus benghalensis preparations made. Ficus benghalenis, latex, citric acid, methyl cellulose, glycerin, β-cyclodextrin, and isomalt were used in varying concentrations to create the candy. Formulation F1, F3, F6, & F8 depicted better result as compared to other formulation as they were flexible. The hardness, friability, weight fluctuation, and solubility of all of the formulations were within acceptable ranges. Due to its lack of major adverse effects and promising medicinal applications, the genus Ficus assumed to be safe for long-term pharmacotherapeutic use in humans.
Harish Sharma, Pankaj Sharma *, Abhishek Parashar and Vinay Jain
Department of Pharmaceutics, Shri Ram College of Pharmacy, Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India.
13 March 2023
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01 November 2023