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Formulation and Evaluation of Ficus benghalensis and Ficus racemosa Aquoues Extracts

Divya Kiran1, Upendra Kumar2, Krishna Murti3 and Manish Kaushik1
  • 1 PDM School of Pharmacy, India
  • 2 College of Pharmacy, India
  • 3 Singhania University, India


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.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 9 No. 3, 2013, 219-223


Submitted On: 5 March 2012 Published On: 21 September 2013

How to Cite: Kiran, D., Kumar, U., Murti, K. & Kaushik, M. (2013). Formulation and Evaluation of Ficus benghalensis and Ficus racemosa Aquoues Extracts. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 9(3), 219-223.

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  • Aq. Extract
  • Ficus Racemosa
  • Ficus Benghalensis
  • Formulation
  • Ointment
  • Stability Testing
  • Cetostearyl Alcohol