FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE BASED HERBAL LOZENGES, JELLIES AND DISPERSIBLE TABLETSAbstract
Traditional medicine and herbal formulations have been used by mankind for the cure and treatment of various diseases and disorders. Since time immemorable natural sources have been used as medicines by the humans. As per Indian System of medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani plants are formulated in various types of dosage forms like churna, gutika, asavas, aristasavlehas, etc. Various formulations with either Ayurvedic reference or as a household remedy or as a folklore medicine are commonly used. Balguti, Sitopaladi churn, Sootshekharmatra are few such traditional formulations which have been used commonly in various households. These formulations have immunomodulatory, expectorant and antacid properties respectively. Here in our studies we have reformulated these traditional formulations into new unit dosage forms. Considering the significance of patient compliance and market competition with modern dosage forms, present study involved phytochemical analysis of extracts used and their formulation of lozenges, jellies and dispersible tablets containing herbal ingredients. It was observed that, formulations were passing quality control tests. These formulations, being herbal would be with less side effects and preferred by target population.
D. M. Kannur *, S. S. Salunkhe, P. S. Godbole and S. P. Patil
Department of Pharmacognosy, SCES’s, Indira College of Pharmacy, Tathwade, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
18 November, 2017
26 April, 2018
13 May, 2018
01 August, 2018