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Microencapsulation of black seed oil in alginate beads for stability and taste masking

Alkhatib, Hamzeh and Mohamed, Farahidah and Akkawi, Muhammad Eid and Alfatama, Mulham and Chatterjee, Bappaditya and Doolaanea, Abd Almonem (2020) Microencapsulation of black seed oil in alginate beads for stability and taste masking. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 60. ISSN 1773-2247 E-ISSN 2588-8943

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Black seed oil (BSO) has several therapeutic benefits, mostly owing to its active ingredient thymoquinone (TQ). BSO's unpleasant taste and unavailability of dosage form suitable for children nictitate the need for a new formulation. This study aimed to encapsulate BSO in alginate beads for TQ stabilisation and taste masking. Microencapsulation was performed using an electrospray technique where the flow rate and high voltage were studied using 32 full factorial design. The response variables were the size and shape of the beads and the encapsulation efficiency. TQ stability was studied using HPLC, while taste masking was evaluated in healthy human volunteers. Also, BSO was completely encapsulated in spherical beads. It was found that the high voltage and flow rate had significant effects on beads size. Furthermore, TQ in BSO-alginate beads was more stable than TQ in an aqueous solution and the original BSO. The palatability study showed significant improvement in BSO palatability following encapsulation. Therefore, this study suggests that BSO palatability can be improved without reducing TQ stability by encapsulation in alginate beads.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7245/82817
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigella sativa, Thymoquinone stability, Black seed oilAlginate beads, Electrospray Taste masking
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Abd Almonem Doolaanea
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 16:13
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 16:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82817

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