Due to the increase in the consumption of herbal medicine, there is a need to know which scientifically based methods are appropriate for assessing the quality of herbal medicines. Fingerprinting has emerged as a suitable technique for quality estimation. Chemical markers are used for evaluation of herbal medicines. Identification and quantification of these chemical markers are crucial for quality control of herbal medicines. This book provides updated knowledge on methodology, quality assessment, toxicity analysis and medicinal values of natural compounds.
Introduction. Method of Extraction. Extraction of Phytoconstituents. Method of Separation. Methods of Identification. Ethnopharmacology of Plants. Bioavailability of Herbal Products. Quality Control of Plants. Fingerprinting Techniques in Herbal Standardization. Thermal Analysis of Herbal Drugs. Validation of Herbal Medicine. Stability Study of Plant Products. Toxicity of Study Plant Materials. Chromatographic Techniques for Herbal Drugs Evaluation. Biological Markers for Quality Control of Herbal Medicines. Pollutants for Herbal Drugs. DNA Techniques for Herbs