Encapsulation and modified-release of thymol from oral microparticles as adjuvant or substitute to current medications.

@article{Rassu2014EncapsulationAM,
  title={Encapsulation and modified-release of thymol from oral microparticles as adjuvant or substitute to current medications.},
  author={Giovanna Rassu and Maria Nieddu and Paolo Bosi and Paolo Trevisi and Michela Colombo and Davide Priori and Paola Manconi and Paolo Giunchedi and Elisabetta Gavini and Gianpiero Boatto},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1627-32}
}
The aim of this study was to encapsulate, thymol, in natural polymers in order to obtain (i) taste masking effect and, then, enhancing its palatability and (ii) two formulations for systemic and local delivery of herbal drug as adjuvants or substitutes to current medications to prevent and treat several human and animal diseases. Microspheres based on methylcellulose or hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate (HPMCP) were prepared by spray drying technique. Microparticles were in vitro… CONTINUE READING