One of thepressing issues facing the
sciencetists of pharmacy field in medicine is the
preparation of complex syrups rich in a of biologically
active substances for the treatment of the immune
In recent years, Echinacea-based drugs have been
successfully used in the immune system regulation.
Especially in pediatric practice, Echinacea-based syrups
are used as an optimal medicine. These remedy forms,
namely syrups, are characterized by a high rate of
absorption and excretionof the drug, affordability,
painless administration and accurate dosing.
At present, the main taste regulated oral liquid
medicines are syrups. Taking into account the expected
advantages of Echinacea syrup, we decided to conduct
research in this field.We have developed a formula for
obtaining a drug rich in healing substances based on
Еchinacea using the following technology. First,
echinacea roots were crushed and its extract obtained.
Then the required amount of extractant was prepared in
two versions: sucrose(saccharose ) solution and
separately - sorbitol solution. The required amount of
Еchinacea extract was kept in a solution of saccharose
and sorbitol. This allowed us to obtain 2 kind of syrups
simultaneously: one for consumption by wide population
(saccharose-based), the other one - sorbitol-based syrup
for patients with glucose intolerance. The
standardization indicators of both syrups, determined
according to the State Pharmacopoeia, corresponded to
the required standards.
Keywords : Echinacea, infection, syrup, technology.