The Chemistry of plant gums and mucilage

Author(s): Smith F, Montagomery R


Mucilage is a thick and glue-like substance observed in various parts of the plant such as roots, seeds, rhizomes etc. Mucilage contains Proteins, enzymes, muscle fibres, polysaccharides and gummy exudates. As consider as synthetic polymer, natural polymer having low cost, non-toxic, biodegradable, biocompatibility is higher. Lemon is fulfilled useful in pharmaceutical formulation development having various pharmaceutical aids. Lemon seed mucilage is innovated as pharmaceutical aid in disintegrating agent. Because of disintegrating property of lemon seed mucilage having site to increase solubility of BCS class 2 drugs.

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