Pharmaceutical Upgrade and Natural Perspective on Mucilage and Gum Applications in Pharmacology and Nanomedicine

Authors

  • Md. Rezaul Islam Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Daffodil International University, Daffodil Smart City, Birulia, Savar, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
  • Humaira Naz Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Hazrat Hamad Department of Chemistry, University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Keywords:

Gums , natural polysaccharides,, pharmaceuticals

Abstract

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.

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Published

2023-07-29

How to Cite

Islam, M. R. ., Naz, H., & Hamad, H. . (2023). Pharmaceutical Upgrade and Natural Perspective on Mucilage and Gum Applications in Pharmacology and Nanomedicine. Phytopharmacology Research Journal, 2(2), 18–21. Retrieved from http://ojs.prjn.org/index.php/prjn/article/view/42