COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MORINDA CITRIFOLIA GEL AND OINTMENT FORMULATIONS

  • PATAWEEKORN KETKOMOL Department of Medical Science, Pharmacology and Toxicology Unit, Faculty of Science, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani 12000, Thailand.
  • TADSANEE PUNJANON Department of Medical Science, Pharmacology and Toxicology Unit, Faculty of Science, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani 12000, Thailand.

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is comparing the physicochemical properties of Morinda citrifolia formulation in various conditions.


Methods: Methanolic fruit extracts of M. citrifolia were used for the preparation of gel and ointment formulations that were evaluated for their phytochemicals, physicochemical, and stability at various conditions.


Results: Phytochemical screening studies of M. citrifolia revealed the presence of bioactive. Furthermore, the evaluation of physical and chemical stability showed that gel formulation was more stable than ointment formulation.


Conclusion: Gel formulation could become a media to be used for its medicinal properties.

Keywords: Formulation, Morinda citrifolia, Phytochemicals, Scopoletin, Stability

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PATAWEEKORN KETKOMOL, and TADSANEE PUNJANON. “COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MORINDA CITRIFOLIA GEL AND OINTMENT FORMULATIONS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 12, no. 11, Oct. 2019, pp. 208-12, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2019.v12i11.35653.
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