Author(s): Rujvi R Mehendre, Rahul Yadav, Dinesh Dantkale,Urmila Joshi
Herbal medicines to be taken with water or milk can be easily delivered using straw delivery format. Curcumin was formulated into flavoured granules, which were then incorporated into straw. The straw design prevents the granules from falling out during sipping through milk or water. Curcumin was coated on sugar beads using pan coating process. The content was estimated, and granules equivalent to 15 mg curcumin was filled into the straws. The straws were evaluated in 6 volunteers for taste and feel. The overall feedback from the volunteers regarding easy of sipping, flavor, and feel was good.