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Published on:June 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(2s):s136-s146
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.2s.60

Tamarind Seed Polysaccharide: An Emerging Excipient for Pharmaceutical Use

Authors and affiliation (s):

Amit Kumar Nayak1 and Dilipkumar Pal2,*

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mayurbhanj-757086, Odisha, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Koni, Bilaspur-495009, C.G., INDIA.


Currently, various plant polysaccharides have been studied for their diverse applications as excipients like binders, granulating agents, disintegrants, emulsifiers, suspending agents, gelling agents, mucoadhesive agents, matrix-formers, release retardants, enteric resistants, etc., in various pharmaceutical dosage forms. Among these, tamarind seed polysaccharide is an emerging excipient, which is beingused and investigated for the preparation of various dosage forms like suspensions, emulsions, tablets, gels, creams, beads, spheroids, microparticles, nanoparticles, ophthalmic preparations, and buccal patches, etc. The current chapter deals with a comprehensive and useful discussion on pharmaceutical applications of tamarind seed polysaccharide withits some important features like source, isolation, chemical composition and properties.

Key words: Tamarind Seed Polysaccharide, Excipient, Drug Delivery, Sustained Drug Release.



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