Evaluation of Spinacia oleracea L. leaves mucilage as an innovative suspending agent

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to evaluate the mucilage isolated from Spinacia oleracea L. leaves, commonly named spinach (family: Amaranthaceae) as an innovative suspending agent. Zinc oxide suspensions (20% w/v) were prepared using the mucilage of S. oleracea L. leaves as a suspending agent, and it was evaluated for its stability by using parameters like, sedimentation profile, degree of flocculation, and redispersibility. The effect of the tested mucilage on the suspension was compared with various commonly used suspending agents, such as, tragacanth, bentonite, and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (NaCMC) at concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0% w/v. The results obtained indicated that the mucilage of S. oleracea L. leaves could be used as a suspending agent, and the performance was found to be superior to both tragacanth and bentonite.

DOI: 10.4103/0110-5558.72430

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@inproceedings{Nayak2010EvaluationOS, title={Evaluation of Spinacia oleracea L. leaves mucilage as an innovative suspending agent}, author={Amit Kumar Nayak and Dilipkumar Pal and Dipti Ranjan Pany and Biswaranjan Mohanty}, booktitle={Journal of advanced pharmaceutical technology & research}, year={2010} }