2011, Number 1
Alternative gel Papaver somniferum (poppy) and Cannabis sativa (marihuana), as treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Ramírez JAR, Ruiz OA, Melo RV, García M
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ABSTRACTThe development of this pharmaceutical product is a pharmaceutical formulation between gel and fluid emulsion, which used two natural active ingredients considered psychotropic or narcotic, alcoholic extract of poppy (Papaver somniferum) and alcoholic extract of marijuana (Cannabis sativa), they have known biological activity within the body. They are excellent analgesics for terminal cancer patients but also have antiemetic properties, stimulating appetite, soothing eye, bronchitis, anxiety. It is known that for a sustained release of active principle is very useful the use of liposomes; for this reason, liposomes of alcoholic extract of poppy considering that this plant has better analgesic properties of marijuana for which the latter extract includes 40% of the formulation. The results obtained after processing of the product were favorable in relation to quality control. The work is a gel for topical use, this pharmaceutical composition is a reservoir of active ingredients in a transdermal delivery system, has a remarkable stability and optimal orgaleptics characteristics.