Omkar S. Khartude*, Swapnali S. Khomane and Mayur P. Weljale


The chocolate is most loving food of children where as the medicine is hating substance. So, objective of present study was to formulate the chocolate that contain drug i.e., medicated chocolate to prevent the disease. In children cough, viral infection is most common diseases. Ocimum sanctum, Tulsi is the herbal drug which having several medicinal properties, antitussive activity is one of them. Thus, we have to formulate the chocolate with aqueous extract of tulsi that gives antitussive activity. Further, prepared medicated chocolate is evaluated for general appearance, dimension, hardness, blooming test, drug content determination, physical stability etc. Chocolate is adaptable food that can be combined to create completely different taste and texture sensations. Also, chocolate is an anhydrous medium that resist microbial growth and to hydrolysis of water-sensitive active agents. Chocolate abundantly contains compounds such as saturated fat, polyphenols, sterols, di and triterpenes, aliphatic alcohols, and methylxanthines.[1] Phenyl ethylamine that naturally occurs in the brain and it is termed as „the love drug‟ which produces the feeling of well-being and contentment. Phenyl ethylamine also present in chocolate that raises blood pressure, also blood sugar level that gives the feeling of wellness.[2] There are five basic human taste qualities i.e., sweet, sour, bitter, salty, savory. Sweet taste is one of the most pleasurable senses. The goal of the sweet taste is to detect the highly calorific saccharides for ingestion.

Keywords: Viral Infection, Chocolate, Pediatric, Herbal.

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