Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2015, Vol. 10 No. 1, Pages 43-51
Development of Standard Operative Procedure (SOP) of a Toothpaste Prepared with the Ingredients of Sunun Poste Mughilan
Mohammad Rashid, Shariq Shamsi and Roohi Zaman
The present study was designed to convert a classical Unani pharmacopoeial preparation ‘Sunun Poste Mughilan’ (a tooth powder) into toothpaste form with the same ingredients as contained in powder form. This work was undertaken with the objective of developing the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for manufacturing process of toothpaste. The legitimacy of SOP was determined by assessing the quality of product in three different batches. Each batch was assessed three times for spreadability, foam formation and dispersion time in water. The group which was in range with standard limits was selected as standard batch. The procedures adopted for the preparation of standard batch was taken as the SOP.