FORMULATION AND IN-VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL EVALUATION OF HERBOSOMAL GELS OF EXTRACTS OF QUERCUS INFECTORIA AND ACORUS CALAMUS

V Ganesan, Sreekanth Kaithavalappil, M Kannappan, Deepa Vasudevan
2014 Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology   unpublished
The emerging technology of drug delivery is being applied to phyto-pharmaceuticals to improve the bioavailability of herbal extracts for medicinal applications. Plant extracts can be standardized accordingly and may be formulated as phytosomes for systematic investigation for any improved potential use. Phytosomal herbal formulations are better absorbed, and as a result produce better bioavailability and actions than the conventional phytomolecules or botanical extracts. The term "Phyto" means
more » ... term "Phyto" means plant while "some" means cell-like. It is also often known as herbosomes. Phytosomes are produced by a process whereby the standardized plant extract or its constituents are bound to phospholipids, mainly phosphatidylcholine producing a lipid compatible molecular complex. This phyto-phospholipid complex i.e. phytosome resembles a little cell. Phytosomes exhibit better pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile than conventional herbal extracts. These drug-phospholipid complexes can be formulated in the form of solution,
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