FABRICATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL OINTMENT FORMULATIONS OF MORINGA OLIFERA FOR TOPICAL DELIVERY
Traditional medicine is an important source of potentially useful new compounds for the development of chemotherapeutic agents. Moringa oleifera Lam. is a multipurpose and exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. It is distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. Ointments are semisolid systems which behave as viscoelastic materials when shear stress is applied. They contain medicaments and are intended to be applied externally to the body or to the mucous membrane. In present study the Morenga oleifera leaves extract was used to formulate four different ointment formulations with different bases like cetostearyl alcohol, hard paraffin, and liquid paraffin. Formulations were evaluated for different parameters such as general appearance, spreadability, pH, extrudability, centrifugation, irritancy, loss on drying, stability study etc.
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Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.5/10
Name: Dr. Jennifer Audu-Peter
Affiliation: University of Jos, Nigeria
Name: Dr. Emmanuel O. Olorunsola
Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology. University of Uyo, Nigeria.
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