Prosopis juliflora (mesquite) gum exudate as a potential excipient

Sweta Basu 1 , Majeti N.V. Prasad 2 , 3 , Sateesh Suthari 2  and Boda Ravi Kiran 2
  • 1 Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Central University P.O., Gachibowli, Hyderabad, , Telangana, India
  • 2 Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Central University P.O., Gachibowli, Hyderabad, , Telangana, India
  • 3 Present address: Visiting Professor School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Room E120 Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Klong Luang, , Pathumthani, Thailand


Gum exudate was obtained from Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC., which is abundantly available in north-west, central, west and south India. It was analysed for its phytochemical composition in aqueous extract and as well as by LCMS, GCMS, TGDTA and SEM to validate it’s potential for use as an excipient (Fig. 1).

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