Extraction and Characterization of Moringo olifera Gum as Pharmaceutical Suspending Agent
Pramod Kumar Sharma.
This manuscript deals with purification and characterization of Moringo olifera Gum as
suspending agent. Moringo olifera gum was purchased as crude material, purified and further
characterized in terms of organoleptic properties and furthermore micromeritic studies were carried
out to characterize polymer as pharmaceutical excipients. Suspending properties of Moringo olifera
polymer was also evaluated. The results showed that the extracted gum possess optimum organoleptic
as well as micromeritic and suspending properties. The swelling properties of the extracted gum were
found to be good with swelling index 63.63 ± 0.03%. Comparative study of Gum acacia and Moringo olifera was done in
respect to suspending properties and viscosity. It was concluded that the suspending properties of Moringo olifera gum
were found to be lesser as compared to gum acacia and the viscosity of gum acacia (20.55 poise) suspension was found to
be higher than Moringo olifera gum (18.94 poise) suspension.
Keywords: Drug delivery, extraction, Moringo olifera Gum, natural polymer, pharmaceutical excipients, suspending agent.
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