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Title: Pharmaceutical Properties and Applications of a Natural Polymer from Grewia mollis
Authors: Nep, Elijah .I
Odumosu, Patricia .O
Ngwuluka, Ndidi .C
Olorunfemi, Patrick .O
Ochekpe, Nelson .A
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Journal of Polymers
Series/Report no.: Vol.2013;Pp 1-8
Abstract: The use of naturally occurring biocompatible materials has been the focus of recent research activity in the design of dosage forms for immediate and controlled release formulations. Grewia gum is an intracellular gum obtained by extraction from the inner stem bark of the shrub Grewia mollis (Malvaceae). It grows abundantly (wild or cultivated) in the middle belt region of Nigeria, andthemucilagehasbeenusedbyindigenesofthisbeltasthickenerinsoups.Grewiagumhasbeeninvestigatedforpotential applications in pharmaceutical dosage forms. The industrial extrapolation of the applications of the gum has, however, been slowed by the limited structural, toxicological, and stability data available on the gum. This paper highlights ethnobotanical uses of G. mollis shrub and discusses the structural features, functional properties, and applications of grewia gum with emphases on its pharmaceutical potentials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/540
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