Phytosomes: The Novel Drug Delivery System for Phytomedicine

  • Jubilee Purkayastha
  • Jayita Ghosh
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Abstract

The term “phyto” stands for plant, while “some” means cell like. Phytosome is a technology for producing lipid-compatible molecular complexes of drugs and nutraceuticals, standardized plant extracts or water soluble phytoconsituents so improving their absorption and bioavailability. The novelty of the phytosome process lies in the fact that it produces a little cell, thus protecting the herbal drug from destruction by digestive enzymes and gut bacteria. Because of the presence of water-soluble herbal drug and lipophilic outer layer, phytosomes are easily absorbed and thus become easily bioavailable and provide better actions than the conventional herbal extracts (Jain et al. 2010).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jubilee Purkayastha
    • 1
  • Jayita Ghosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS)Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB)Amity University Uttar Pradesh (AUUP)NoidaIndia

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