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PHARMASPIRE - Volume 15, Issue 03, 2023 , July- September

Pages: 112-120

Date of Publication: 09-Dec-2023

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Formulation, evaluation, and antimicrobial study of immune-boosting herbal tea

Author: Satyam Anand Singh, Yash Patel, Shreya Patel, Mane Ajay, Vishva Chauhan

Category: Pharmacognosy


Introduction:Herbal tea is caffeine free which boosts the immunity level and relieves stress. aim of study: To formulate and evaluate the immune-boosting herbal tea. Here, we made herbal tea from Moringa oleifera leaves and masked the bitter taste of Moringa with a natural sweetener and jaggery. Material and Methods: It is reported that jaggery boosts the immunity of the human body. M. oleifera is a versatile plant that has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties. M. oleifera has been shown to have anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. Active chemical constituents of M. oleifera have been extracted by decoction method from the leaves. Other ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cardamom, and fennel were also mixed with M. oleifera and jaggery to formulate the tea. Cardamom and fennel were added to the tea for flavoring purpose and they also have the property of expectorant and carminative agent. Result and discussion: Due to the extremely low likelihood of herbal-herbal interactions, none of the substances interact with one another. It has been evaluated for various evaluation parameters, i.e., organoleptic test, physical parameters, phytochemical, chemical test, and antimicrobial test. The physical parameters of the tea were within the standard range which indicates that the granules of the tea are of optimum quality with optimum flowability. The presence of the secondary metabolite in the tea was also reported. The tea has stable pH and it was reported with good antimicrobial property against Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. Herbal tea was found acceptable to drink.

Keywords: Bacillus subtilis, Decoction, Kanamycin, Moringa oleifera, Staphylococcus aureus

DOI: 10.56933/Pharmaspire.2023.15121



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