· As medicines for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, e.g. morphine, atropine, digoxin, hormones, antibiotics
· As pharmaceutical aids in pharmaceutical industry e.g. suspending & emulsifying agents, suppository bases, binders, sweetening and colouring agents
· In cosmetics as flavouring and colouring agents
· In culture media for the propagation of microorganisms in microbiology laboratories & biotechnology.
General uses e.g. in food industries: as dusting powders, as indicators and in perfumery.
Evans, W. C. (2009). Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy. India: Reed Elsevier Limited.