FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL CREAM OF NYCTANTHES
Sakshi N. Ghotekar*, Kundan J. Tiwari and Dr. Yogesh V. Ushir
Nyctanthes arbortristis (N. Arbortristis) is one of the most useful traditional medicinal plants in India. It is distributed widely in sub-Himalayan regions and Southwards to Godavari. Each part of the plant has some important medicinal value and is thus commercially exploitable. It is now considered as a valuable source of several unique products for the medicines against various diseases and also for the development of some industrial products. Phytochemicals like flavanol glycoside, oleanic acid, essential oils, tannic acid, carotene, friedeline, lupeol, glucose, benzoic acid have been reported for significant, hepatoprotective, antileishmaniasis, antiviral, antifungal, antipyretic, antihistaminic, antimalerial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant activities. Further investigations exploring possible use of these phytochemicals as pharmacological agents are warranted. The various standardization parameters like macroscopy, microscopy, ash value, physicochemical and phytochemical screening, fluorescence analysis, bitterness value, foaming index, determination of pH, determination of fat and resin content, determination of pesticide residue and heavy metal analysis were performed to establish its quality standards.
Keywords: Cream, Crude drug, Nyctanthes arbortristis, Phytochemicals.
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