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Abstract

Studies On Ocimum Gratissimum Seed Mucilage : Evaluation Of Suspending Properties

Author(s): B Anroop, S. P Bhatnagar, Bijaya Ghosh, Versha Parcha

Mucilage extracted from Ocimum gratissimum seeds were subjected to toxicity studies for its safety and preformulation studies for its suitability as a suspending agent. Zinc oxide suspensions were prepared and compared with different concentrations of Ocimum gratissimum mucilage, tragacanth and sodium CMC. The mucilage extracted is devoid of toxicity. The mucilage was found to be a superior suspending agent than tragacanth and is comparable to sodium CMC. Studies indicate that the extracted mucilage may be a good source as a pharmaceutical adjuvant specifically as a suspending agent.