Some Formulation Approaches In Producing Tablets From Herbal Traditional Medicines


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


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




Tablet formulation, Herbal tablets.


To produce simple tablets from herbal traditional medicines is not an easy task as compared to that of modern medicines. We experienced some difficulties during our initial attempts on herbal remedies supplied by two local companies using starch mucilage or PVP-K90 solution in water as binder. Result of further studies on one of the samples showed that methylcellulose 1500 cp in water and PVP in alcohol may be used as binder. The binding properties however depend on the concentration of the binding solution and the sequence of mixing.