Formulation and evaluation of antihelminthic polyherbal tablets

Dinesh Puri, Anil Bhandari, Karunesh Sharma, Peeyush Sharma


From time immemorial, man has been depending on plants as medicine. Helminthes infections are among the most common infections in man, affecting a large proportion of the world’s population. These helminthic diseases can be treated by various herbal drugs. The purpose of the present work was to formulate antihelminthic tablets. In this work, a spray dried-powder was used, which was obtained from the extract of different part of seven plants that were used in helminthic disease. The different tablets were prepared by using different types of disintegrating agents and various excipients. All parameters related to physicochemical property, trace metal and microbial examination of the spray-dried powder showed that these were within limits and could be used for the tablet formulation. The granules of the spray-dried powder were prepared by a wet granulation technique using isopropyl alcohol. The blends were evaluated for flow properties and for compressibility, which were found to be good. The tablets were prepared using a single rotatory punching machine, in which the punch size was 11 mm×8 mm, and formulated caplet-type tablets. These tablets were
evaluated for the colour, odor, thickness and diameter, with visual inspection for any defects, weight variation, hardness, friability and in vitro disintegration time.
Key words: Antihelminthic, herbal tablets, spray-dried powder

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