Formulation And Rheological Studies Of "Air Gamat" Creams

Author

B. Saringat, D. Yusrida, A. Solehah, A. Nurzihan, M.N. Azmin. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Proceeding

Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care

Date

8/6/1993

Keyword

Air gamat. Stichopus variagatus, palm oil, creams.

Abstract

"Air Gamat", an aqueous fluid obtained from gamat ( Stichopus variagatus ) and palm oil were used to formulate creams suitable for topical application. Stable creams with good rheological properties were formed when non-ionic surfactants were used as emulsifiers. The creams possess either plastic or pseudoplastic with thixotropic characteristics or plastic flow. Anionic or cationic surfactants were poor emulsifiers for air gamat because the cream formed cracks after a few hours.