• YOGESH S. THORAT Department of Pharmaceutics, D. S. T. S. Mandal’s College of Pharmacy, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • NAGESH S. KOTE Department of Pharmaceutics, D. S. T. S. Mandal’s College of Pharmacy, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • VIRENDRA V. PATIL Department of Pharmaceutics, D. S. T. S. Mandal’s College of Pharmacy, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • AVINASH H. HOSMANI Department of Pharmaceutics, Government College of Pharmacy, Ratnagiri



Liposomal gel, Containing extract of piprine


Objective: The objective of present research work is to develop Liposomes as a carrier system for 70% Hydroalcoholic extract, its incorporation in to gel formulations and to characterize the prepared and develop Liposomal gel formulation. There are many reports revealing the pharmacological potential of Piper Nigrum.

Methods: Cholestrol in various weight ratios were dissolved in 10 ml of Methanol: Chloroform (1:1) ratio used as a solvent. The extract solution was taken in a 500 ml round bottom flask. The flask was rotated in rotary flash evaporator at 40 rpm for 20 min in the thermostatically controlled water bath at 40 °C under vacuum 240 mmHg. The solvent was slowly removed by this process, and a very thin film of dry lipids was formed on the flask. The dry lipid film was slowly hydrated with 10 ml of Saline Phosphate Buffer pH 7.4 containing Insulin Drug. The flask was once again rotated at the same speed as before and at room temperature for 2 hr. The liposomal was left to overnight at 4°C, full lipid hydration.

Results: This study was done for herbal formulations used for topical delivery of therapeutic agents at the time of injury to accelerate skin repair in the shortest time possible, with minimal pain. Plant Piper Nigrum. Family Piperaceac is extensively used.

Conclusion: The present study revealed liposomal gel as an efficient carrier for herbal extract. Keywords: Piperine, Gel, Herbal extract, Liposomes, Liposomal gel.


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How to Cite

THORAT, Y. S., N. S. KOTE, V. V. PATIL, and A. H. HOSMANI. “FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF LIPOSOMAL GEL CONTAINING EXTRACT OF PIPRINE”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 12, no. 3, May 2020, pp. 126-9, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2020v12i3.38321.



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