Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2010 Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Studies on musa paradisiaca Starch as a Pharmaceutical Excipient


A study has been carried out to investigate the physicochemical, binding and disintegrating properties of starch isolated from powder of Musa paradisiaca (Family: Musaceae). The studies indicated that this starch is qualitatively and quantitatively comparable to Corn starch as also the rheological and swelling characteristics. Paracetamol (500mg) tablets prepared using Corn and Musa paradisiaca starch met the requirements of uniformity of weight, assay, friability and hardness. These tablets also conformed to the disintegration and dissolution specifications of Indian Pharmacopoeia. Musa paradisiaca starch showed adequate binding and disintegrating characteristics