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Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Ointments containing Aqueous Extract of AcalyphaIndica using different types of Ointment Bases

Nagajyothi A*, Naresh Gorantla, Rajesh Pavan A, Abdul Ahad H and Sreedhar V 
PG Department of Pharmaceutics, Balaji College of Pharmacy, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
APOTHEKE-2014, 8 Nov 2014, Organized by Balaji College of Pharmacy, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acalyphaindica was found to posses different medicinal properties like wound healing, antioxidant, antimicrobial, post-coital antifertility effect, anti-venom properties. The present work was aimed to formulate herbal ointments using different types of ointment bases available i.e., Oleaginous bases, Absorption bases and Emulsion bases by incorporating the aqueous extract of Acalyphaindica and to evaluate the prepared ointments for the desired parameters. Ointments were prepared usingfusion method and emulsification method. The prepared ointments were evaluated for the parameters like Color, odor, consistency, loss on drying, pH, spread ability, viscosity, diffusion study,Phase separation study and stability studies. The physical parameters of all formulated ointments shown acceptable results and the ointments prepared using absorption bases shown quite acceptable results than other ointments. The physical parameters were within the acceptable range after stability studies of one month at different temperature conditions i.e., 4˚C, Room temperature and 40˚C and the formulations were found to be stable at the end of stability studies.Based on the results we conclude our work that the ointments prepared using absorption ointment bases was found to have quite acceptable properties than the other types of ointment bases.
Keywords: Herbal ointment, ointment base, absorption base, stability.

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