FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL LOZENGES
Throat infections are most common disease in todayâ€™s world. However, it is not taken too seriously by people. Long term throat infection can lead to severe throat problems like Pharyngitis and also cancer. Lozenges are solid preparations that contain one or more medicaments, usually in a flavored, sweetened base, that are intended to dissolve or disintegrate slowly in the mouth. They are used for medications designed to be released slowly to yield a constant level of drug in the oral cavity or to bathe the throat tissues in a solution of the drug.Â Since soft lozenges can be made at home using simple ingredients, this formulation is very help in treating throat infection easily using household techniques. Jaggery was melted on water bath and mixed with the other ingredients to form a homogeneous mixture. Subsequently, the mixture was poured into the stainless steel mold. The monograph analysis was performed according to WHO guidelines. The results were found to match with the standards in monograph. From the above investigation it can be concluded that the soft lozenges prepared using pipper longum and glycyrhhiza glabra can be used to treat minor throat infections.
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