Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000972
Title: Studies on mucilage of Basella alba Linn.
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Mucilages are the byproduct of metabolism, originated and stored in the plant as a part of the plant cell. Thereof mucilage is produced either as an “auscheiding” from the protoplasm or it may possibly arise in some cases as a disorganization product of the primary cell wall.Mucilages are storage material as an intercellular substance or of the subsequent lamellae making up the pith, medullary rays, parenchyma, other cell content and cell membrane. Recent trends toward the use of the vegetable and nontoxic products demand the replacement of synthetic excipients with natural ones. Like other natural products application of mucilage is increasing in industry due to non toxic character, low cost, easily availability and appropriate quality.Now, it has necessary to explore the newer source of plant mucilage for industrial demand. The aim of present research work was to isolate the mucilage and evaluation of physicochemical characterization for as a standardization purpose. The dried leaves of Basella alba Linn var. alba were used for this research work. The mucilage was isolated with solvent precipitation method (SPM) and confirmed by chemical tests (CT). Physicochemical characters of isolated mucilage were studied using IR spectrum, melting point estimation, assay of uronic acid, anthrone assay, ash value, loss on drying, pH, viscosity, particle size, element analysis etc. The dried leaves were reported to contain 14.8% w/w of mucilage.

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    Vijender Pareek1*, Manjit Singh1, Z A Bhat2, Popinder Singh2, Dinesh kumar2, S. Sheela3

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    1. Lala Lajpat Rai College of Pharmacy, Moga (Punjab)-142001
    2. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar ( J& K)-190006
    3. Sri Venkateshwara College of Pharmacy, Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh)-517127


    Received on: 15-04-2010; Revised on: 12-05-2010; Accepted on:13-06-2010

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    Vijender Pareek1*, Manjit Singh1, Z A Bhat2, Popinder Singh2, Dinesh kumar2, S. Sheela3

    Title:Studies on mucilage of Basella alba Linn.
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (August)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (1892-1894)
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    Methodology:Studies on mucilage
    Research Materials:Basella alba

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Basella alba mucilage uronic acid anthrone assay.

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