Linseed Polysaccharide Based Multiple Units for Oral Drug Delivery
LP is extracted from mature and ripe linseeds (Linum usitatissimum L., family: Liliaceae) (Khadse et al. in Res J Pharmacog Phytochem 2:208–210, 2010). Linseeds are also known as flax seeds. The mature and ripe linseeds principally contain polysaccharides of 8–10% by weight, approximately. On the acid-catalyzed hydrolysis, LP produces D-xylose, L-arabinose, L-galactose, L-rhamnose, D-glucose, and D-galacturonic acid (Nerkar and Gattani in Drug Deliv 18:111–121, 2011).
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