COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TWO DIFFERENT FORMS OF CONVENTIONAL TABLETS FROM A SUDANESE HERB (CORN SILK)

Haj Elamin. E. Azhari

Abstract


The increasing demand for herbal medicines inevitably led to maintaining the quality and purity of the herbal raw materials and finished products. Among the most common diseases in Sudan are the GIT and Kidney disorders due to poor hygiene and bad nutritional habits, therefore, our concern in this study on corn silk which has been widely employed as herbal medicine in the treatment of urinary tract disordered such as retained urine, burning urine, kidney stones, bladder infections and gonorrhea, and as a lymphatic system cleanser. Among this study, two formulas were designed from corn silk extract. The quality control tests were performed, and the formulated tablets gave promising results. Tablet’s quality control tests complied with the requirements stated in the official pharmacopeias particularly USP, BP and these tests are: uniformity of weight, uniformity of drug content, tablet disintegration time, tablet hardness and friability..
Key words: Herbal Medicine, Conventional Tablets, Corn Silk Extract, Urinary Tract Disorder, Quality Control Tests.

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