Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology


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Author Details: Aniket, A. Kumari, P. Kumari, S. Saurabh, L. Khurana, K. S. Rathore

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-9087

Print ISSN : 2393-9079

Article First Page : 105

Article End Page : 112


The bioavailability and absorption of water soluble phyto constituents is erratic due to poor solubility of these constituents in gastrointestinal tract. This can be overcome by a novel delivery system known as phytosome technology in which water soluble phyto constituents are allowed to react with phospholipids. For better and improved bioavailability, natural phyto constituents must have a good balance between hydrophilicity (helps in dissolution in gastro-intestinal fluids) and hydrophobicity (helps to cross lipid rich cell membranes). This is achieved through phytosome technology. Phospholipids have a dual solubility and acts as an emulsifier. Phytosome technology acts as a bridge between novel and conventional delivery systems. Many products are available in the market based on this phytosome technology which includes popular herbal extracts such as Ginkgo biloba, Silybum marianum, grape seed, olive oil flavonoids etc.

Keywords: Phytosomes, Liposomes, Phytoconstituents, Bioavailability,Phospholipid complex.

Doi No:-10.18231