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Year : 2015   |  Volume : 3   |  Issue : 3   |   Page : 65-72  

Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Gel Containing Leaf Extract of Tridax Procumbens

Jadhav V. D., Talele Swati G., Bakliwal Akshada A., Chaudhari G. N.

Correspondence Address:Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahiravani, Nasik, India

Source of Support: , Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-4040.197331


Herbal medicine has become an item of global importance both medicinal and economical. Although usage of these herbal medicines has increased, their quality, safety and efficiency are serious concerns in industrialized and developing countries. Herbal remedies are getting increasing patient compliance as they are devoid of typical side effects of allopathic medicines. The present research has been undertaken with the aim to formulate and evaluate the herbal gel containing Tridax procumbens leaf extract. The gel formulation was designed by using Carbapol 940, Tridax procumbens leaf extract, propylene glycol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben and required amount of distilled water. The skin pH was maintained by drop wise addition of Tri-ethanolamine. The physicochemical parameters of formulations (pH, spreadibility, viscosity etc.) were determined. Herbal medications are considered safer than allopathic medicines as allopathic medicines are associated with the side effects. One of the method for its survival is preparation of extract and their formulations for better absorption and penetration of the active moiety into the systemic circulation

Keywords: Tridax procumbens, leaf extract, Carbapol 940, Gel.

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