Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2019, VOLUME 6 ISSUE 1Pages: 129-132

Functional properties for formulation development in mucilage of Deccan hemp (Java jute)

Sushma Chaudhary, Manjul Pratap Singh, Manjoosha Srivastava and A. K. S. Rawat*
*CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Abstract:
Deccan hemp is rich in mucilage and of immense value. This study was performed to examine mucilage of the plant and its functional group with the help of FT-IR Spectroscopy for preparation and development of pharmaceutical formulation. Mucilage was found to be 9.54% w/w which was off white in colour, tasteless and with a characteristic odour. Physicochemical characterization revealed that mucilage has enough moisture i.e. 9.34 % w/w and is of neutral pH. It was found to be soluble in hot water and insoluble in organic solvents while in cold water mucilage swelled to form a gel. FT-IR analysis of mucilage showed the presence of - as major markers that scope to be of scientific relevance particularly plant polymer based excipient and coating material in pharmaceutical products.
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