Phytosome and its therapeutic aspects

Author : Shikha K. Babu, Smitha K. Nair, K. Krishnakumar

The bioavailability of plant actives can be enhanced through the incorporation of them into phospholipid based self-assembled delivery system, named phytosome. Phytosome is generally prepared by reacting one or two moles of phytoconstituents and phospholipid. It may be either in the ratio of 1:1 and 1:2. The phytoconstituents which posses a number of activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, wound healing etc. This formulation aids to enhances the solubility and bioavailability of polyphenolics. The major concern of phytosome is that it can able to deliver the plant actives with lesser side effects than that of the conventional dosage forms. This review gives an outlook on phytosome and its therapeutic activities.

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