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PHARMASPIRE - Volume 11, Issue 1, January-March, 2019

Pages: 10-13

Date of Publication: 14-Jun-2022

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Pharma additives of natural origin: A mini-review

Author: Rishav Gupta, Sharib Raza Khan, Rohit Bhatia

Category: Pharmaceutics


In the present time, a large number of natural additives are being used in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Their demand is consistently increasing day by day due to several advantages offered by them. They are easily available, cheap, and stable and have very low incidence of toxicity. They are basically of plant and animal origins. The plant derived gums and mucilages comply with many requirements of pharmaceutical additives as they are non-toxic, stable, easily available, and associated with less regulatory issues as compared to their synthetic counterpart and inexpensive; also these can be easily modified to meet the specific need. In this article, authors have summarized various pharmaceutical additives of natural origin with their description and pharmaceutical applications.

Keywords: Additives, toxicity, gums, mucilages, volatile oils


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