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Abstract

FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL LOZENGES FOR PHARYNGITIS

Chaithanya A. P.*, Prothibha Das, Ajith Babu T. K., Adila K. K., Ansifa, Ansiya Salim and Mohammed Hafiz K. M.

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The Plectranthus amboinicus, traditionally has been used to treat malarial fever, renal and vesical calculi, cough, chronic asthma, bronchitis. The juice of Plectranthus amboinicus leaves with honey is helpful in cold and cough, the concentrated decoction consumed while warm is effective in respiratory and throat infections. The juice is mixed with sugar is a powerful carminative. Pharyngitis is an inflammation of pharynx, which is in the back of the throat. It is most often referred to simply as “sore throat”. Pharyngitis can also cause scratchiness in the throat and difficulty for swallowing. These are caused by both bacteria and virus. A lozenge is small usually sweetened and flavoured medicated material that is designed to be held in mouth for slow dissolution. They are used to soothen & lubricate irritated tissues of the throat. The present study is to prepare herbal lozenge of leaf extract of Plectranthus amboinicus by using liquorice syrup as vehicle. The target is to attain a formulation for pediatric and diabetic patients.

Keywords: Plectranthus amboinicus, pharyngitis, liquorice, lozenges.


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