Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2009

Pages :   870-871

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


Registration

Allready Registrered
Click to Login

Formulation and Evaluation of Diuretic Herbal Liquid Syrup from Hemidesmus indicus



Address:   Waghulkar VM
Vidyabharati college of Pharmacy, camp, Amravati- 444601. (M.S.)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No:

ABSTRACT:
Plant medicines are traditionally used for the treatment of some renal diseases and also have been reported to show significant diuretic activity. In the present study powder of Hemidusmus indicus root was extracted with distilled water to get aqueous extract. During development of syrup, several combinations of sucrose, sorbitol, glycerin, methyl paraben, propyl paraben and distilled water were tried. The formulation was checked for its stability and consistency. Depending upon the results of evaluation, the formula had been finalized for liquid syrup preparation. Among different compositions, good consistency was obtained using sucrose, sorbitol, glycerin, methyl paraben, propyl paraben in the ratio 30:10:2.2:0.07:0.03. Also, better acceptability was obtained by incorporation of mint flavor (0.2%). The specific gravity of syrup was found to be 1.06068 g/ml. The refractive index and viscosity was found to be 1.339 and 2.4216cp.The pH was found to be 5.62 .The single drug preparation can be used for diuretic activity for elderly patients since oral route for single drug preparation is one of the simplest and claimed to be safest.
KEYWORDS:
Hemidusmus indicus, herbal syrup, diuretic, Asclepiadaceae.
Cite:
Waghulkar VM. Formulation and Evaluation of Diuretic Herbal Liquid Syrup from Hemidesmus indicus. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.2 (4): Oct.-Dec. 2009; Page 870-871.
[View HTML]      [View PDF]



Visitor's No. :   376424