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Formulation and evaluation of galactagogue herbal motherhood cookies

Volume No : (2019) Volume: 07 Issue : 36 Year : 2019 Page No: 79-84

Authors : Swati V. Adbale

Abstract :

Background: We analyzed the literature supporting the use of herbs; each herbal drug has been evaluated based on its mechanism of action, effectiveness, and potential side effects for mother and infant, suggested doses for galactagogic effect, and recommendations for breastfeeding.
Aim: In the present research work, the attempt has been tried for the formulation of lactation cookies by the use of herbal drug (the cookies possess best quality with potent galactagogue effect).
Materials and Methods: The nutritional studies include moisture content, ash, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and energy contents. Microbial testing of cookies was performed for the determination of (aerobic bacteria) to the study; the shelf life of cookies sensory evaluation was conducted.
Results: Chemical analysis shows important three parameters which are responsible for the shelf life of biscuits. Percentage moisture contents of the cookies decreased from 1.02% to 1.00%. Ash is 1.11%. The crude fiber content is in range of 3.29–5.73%. The nutritional analysis shows that formulation F4 has the highest percentage of protein (6.18 g/100 g), followed by formulation F3, F2, F5, and F1. The formulation F5 showed the highest percentage of fat (29.32 g/100 g), followed by formulation F2, F3, F1, and F4. The formulation F3 showed the highest percentage of carbohydrate (62.23 g/100 g), followed by formulation F2, F5, F1, and F4. In microbial analysis, the results obtained for total aerobic counts were low in all the cookie formulations (<103 colony-forming unit/g).
Conclusion: Cookies with polyherbal substitutions were found to be nutritionally superior; thus, the enriched cookies can conveniently be regarded as a balanced whole meal for lactating mother.

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