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This article reviews the current status of phytosomal research and its potential …
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- Phytosomes: A Short Review
Polyphenolic polar phytoconstituents, when complexed with phospholipids like phosphatidylcholine give rise to a new delivery system called Phytosome. Phytosomes show definite physicochemical and spectroscopic characteristics. Like liposomes, phytosomes products show their potential in cosmetics as anti-skin ageing agents and for the use of other nonpathogenic skin conditions. But the phytosomes are superior to liposomes due to much better absorption and stability profile. Phytosome can also play a vital role in efficient herbal drug delivery of a broad spectrum of hepatoprotective phytoconstituents like flavones, xanthones, terpenes etc. After screening and selection of potential phytoconstituents from medicinal plants, phytosomes can be developed for various therapeutic uses like cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities etc.
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