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Inventi Rapid: Novel Excipients
publication date: 2013/3/1

EXTRACTION OF STARCH FROM TARO (COLOCASIA ESCULENTA) AND EVALUATING IT AND FURTHER USING TARO STARCH AS DISINTEGRATING AGENT IN TABLET FORMULATION WITH OVER ALL EVALUATION
                  Azhar Ahmed*, Farukh Khan

ABSTRACT
Taro has been reported to have 70–80% starch with small granules, Because of the small sizes of its starch granules, taro is highly digestible. On the basis of current evaluation of properties of starch it has been found that taro starch can be utilized as a better disintegrant as compared to the other traditional starches, Starches are used since a long time as exipients in pharmaceutical preparations. Mainly maize starch, potato starch and wheat starch are used and monographed in several pharmacopoeias. The classical functionalities of native starches in the past are fillers and disintegrants in tablets and fillers in dermatological powders. Also modified (pregelatinized) starches have been used as filler-binders in tablet technology. After this research activity Taro starch can be introduced in the pharmaceutical field and further more research can be done over this starch to make it highlighted in the arena of pharmaceutical research. In addition to food use, taro has found some industrial applications. The very small size of taro starch granules makes them ideal in cosmetic formulations like face powder and in dusting preparations which use aerosol dispensing systems. In spite of the above uses, the large-scale extraction and utilization of this starch is not practised anywhere. So after this research activity the taro starch can be brought to the minds of researchers and it can gain attention in the field of pharmaceutical research.

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Azhar Ahmed*, Farukh Khan,  " EXTRACTION OF STARCH FROM TARO (COLOCASIA ESCULENTA) AND EVALUATING IT AND FURTHER USING TARO STARCH AS DISINTEGRATING AGENT IN TABLET FORMULATION WITH OVER ALL EVALUATION ",  Inventi Rapid: Novel Excipients ,  Vol. 2013 , Article ID- " Inventi:pne/67/13 " 2013  [ cited 2014 Aug 22 ]  Available From  


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