Charota (Cassia tora) Gum: A Potential Element as Suspending Agent, An Investigation of Suitability for Development of Paracetamol Suspension


  • Khomendra Kumar Sarwa Department of Pharmacy, Government Girls Polytechnic Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Prabhat Kumar Vishwakarma Department of Pharmacy, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Vijendra Kumar Suryawanshi MJ College, Kohka-Junwani Road, Bhilai, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Dhaneshwar Uraon Department of Pharmacy, Government Girls Polytechnic Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Malti Sao Shri Shankaracharya College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhilai, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India



Cassia tora, Suspension, Charota, Natural gum, Sedimentation volume


Background: Charota (Cassia tora) gum is well reported as an additive for food product and generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). It is obtained from the seed of the herbaceous plants of the Caesalpiniaceae family. The plant's seed contains gluco-mannose polysaccharides, which swell in water and form a colloidal dispersion with increasing viscosity. This property of the gum was explored to use as a suspending agent for the preparation of paracetamol suspension. Result: In the present investigation, charota gum was extracted from the plant and used as a suspending agent in a range of 2-4% w/v in preparation of paracetamol suspension (5% w/v). The investigation has been performed compared with gum acacia, tragacanth, and gelatin at a similar range of 2-4% w/v. The parameters like sedimentation profile, rheological studies, redispersibility, pH, and dissolution rate were determined to evaluate suspending ability of Cassia tora gum. Conclusion: A comparative data with other gum reported a higher viscosity and lowest zeta potential for the suspension prepared with Charota gum. At different concentrations, it showed better suspending ability and redispersibility compare, and it was stable throughout the storage period of 6 weeks. The study's data conclude that charota gum produced flocculated suspension, redispersed in the least no of shakes post sedimentation. © 2022 iGlobal Research and Publishing Foundation. All rights reserved.


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How to Cite

Sarwa, K. K., Vishwakarma, P. K., Suryawanshi, V. K., Uraon, D., & Sao, M. (2022). Charota (Cassia tora) Gum: A Potential Element as Suspending Agent, An Investigation of Suitability for Development of Paracetamol Suspension. Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12, 228–236.



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