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The Natural Products Journal


ISSN (Print): 2210-3155
ISSN (Online): 2210-3163

Extraction and Characterization of Moringo olifera Gum as Pharmaceutical Suspending Agent

Author(s): Sumedha Pant, Rishabha Malviya and Pramod Kumar Sharma

Volume 5, Issue 2, 2015

Page: [109 - 114] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/2210315505999150610165707

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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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