Pharmaceutical Upgrade and Natural Perspective on Mucilage and Gum Applications in Pharmacology and Nanomedicine
Keywords:Gums , natural polysaccharides,, pharmaceuticals
Gums and mucilages are sustainable natural polysaccharides. Plant-based gums and mucins are utilized in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and nanomedicine. Gum tragacanth (from various members of the genus Astragalus) and gum arabic (Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.) are two outstanding examples of these. Natural materials offer superior structural, affordable, nontoxicity, adaptability, biocompatibility, and potential. Plant-based gums and mucilages are preferred for pharmaceutical applications due to biodegradability. They enhance physical and chemical properties and are now primary components in many formulations. Plant-based gums and mucilages are recognized as potential drug delivery materials, enhancing understanding and potential applications in pharmaceutical applications as modified polymeric materials.