Author(s): Chhaya Balu Varkhade, Harshal Ashok Pawar
Mucilage of Plantago ovata husk has various characteristics like binding, gelling, granulating, film former, disintegrating, suspending, and sustaining properties and could be utilized for the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms like tablets, suspensions, gel and for sustained drug release systems. The present paper deals with the spectrophotometric estimation of total polysaccharide content of the mucilage obtained from Platago ovata husks. The mucilage was isolated by precipitation method and evaluated for total polysaccharide content using Phenol – sulphuric acid method. The total polysaccharide content in Platago ovata husk mucilage was found to be 71.37%w/w.