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Phoenix . Sylvestrise belongs to Arecaceae family is also known as the
date palm. It is widely available in India. The aim of our research work
was to isolate a novel biomucoadhesent from phoenix sylvestris (PS) fruit
pulp. The fruit of the plant have potential nutraceuticals and fibers to be
used as a food supplements for nutrition. The fruit pulp is rich of minerals.
acid, flavanoids, vitamins etc.
The fruit pulp was isolated by a simpliﬁed. economic process and
was evaluated for its various physicochemical properties like solubility,
Particle si7e, viscosity, angle of repose, Carrs index, Hausner’s ratio,
color, texture, nature, Thin layer chromatography. chemical tests and lR
spectral study. The mucaddhesivity of the biomaterial was determined by
shear stress method, Park & Robinson method, rotating cylinder method
and the results were compared with standard polymers like NaCMC,
Carbopol-934. Xanthan gum and Guar gum.
The research study revealed that the biomaterial from Phoenix
sylvestrise fruit pulp exhibits promising inbuilt mucoadhesion and
good mucoretentability. TLC reveals the presence of galactose type
polysaccharide. In conclusion, it was drawn that the biomaterial can serve
as promising mucoadhesent for formulating the various transmucosal drug