Podophyllin Hexandrum or Emodi – API used as purgative
Podophyllin Hexandrum or Emodi or Podophyllum Hexandrum is an API for genital warts, purgative. .
CAS Number : 9000-55-9
Podophyllin Hexandrum also called Podophyllin Emodi or Podophyllum resin BP which is a drastic but slow acting purgative, in large doses causing acute inflammation of the stomach and intestines with violent peristaltic contractions. It contains the active principles of podophyllum with some inert material. It is employed in some severe cases of habitual constipation; also to remove ankylostoma and other intestinal worms. It is usually administered in pills with extract of henbane or belladonna to prevent griping; it is often combined with nux vomica, aloes, colocynth, or rhubarb. A tincture of podophyllum resin is prepared under the name Tinctura Podophyllin. Podophyllum is also applied to the skin to treat genital warts, mouth and tongue sores related to HIV, and some skin cancers.
At Himachal Pharmaceuticals we manufacture Podophyllin Hexandrum or Emodi as per British Pharmacopoeia Codex or BPC standards. It is only available for bulk requirements as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for the Pharmaceutical or Drug manufacturing companies, agents or other industrial bulk consumers.