American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Formulation and Evaluation of Ficus benghalensis and Ficus racemosa Aquoues Extracts

Krishna Murti, Upendra Kumar, Divya Kiran and Manish Kaushik

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2013.219.223

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 219-223

Abstract

We intended to develop a desired ointment for treatment of wound. Main objective of this study was to formulate the ointment with different ointment bases having good consistency, better diffusion and antiseptic properties. To assess the efficacy of uniformity, viscosity, diffusivity, rheology, stability, spreadability, permeability and other physical characteristics were evaluated. Two Formulations, formulation A (Aq. extract of Ficus racemosa) and B (Aqueous extract of Ficus benghalensis) were prepared with same bases. Both the Formulation A and B contains hard paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, Light liquid paraffin and microcrystalline wax. Formulation B was found better than formulation A in all aspects like spreadability, viscosity, consistency, stability, diffusibility. In conclusion, it was clearly observed that Formulation B was better than formulation A.

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© 2013 Krishna Murti, Upendra Kumar, Divya Kiran and Manish Kaushik. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.