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Author Joshi, D. D. (Devi Datt)
Title Herbal drugs and fingerprints : evidence based herbal drugs / Devi Datt Joshi.
Imprint New Delhi ; New York : Springer, 2012.

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Subject Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Plant Preparations -- analysis.
Chemistry Techniques, Analytical -- methods.
Plant Preparations -- chemistry.
Plant Preparations -- pharmacology.
Quality Control.
Plants, Medicinal -- therapeutic use.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Herbal Drugs: A Review on PracticesHerbal Drugs: A Review on Practices -- pt. 2. Herbal Drugs and Chromatographic FingerprintsTLC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- HPTLC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- HPLC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- GC: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- pt. 3. Herbal Drugs and Spectral FingerprintsUV-Vis. Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- FTIR Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Mass Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- NMR Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- pt. 4. Pollutants in Herbal Drugs and FingerprintsMetals in Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints -- Pesticide Residues in Herbals and Detection -- Radiation Detection in Herbals -- pt. 5. DNA Techniques for Evidence Based HerbalsHerbal Drugs and DNA Fingerprints.
Summary Evidence based herbal drugs are on hi-acceptance day by day due to health friendly nature compared to synthetic drugs. The active ingredients in herbal drugs are different chemical classes, e.g. alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, steroids, terpenes etc., are identified at molecular level using current analytical practices, which are unique characteristic, as finger, so known as fingerprints. The fingerprints are used for assessment of quality consistency and stability by visible observation and comparison of the standardized fingerprint pattern, have scientific potential to decipher the claims made on these drugs for authenticity and reliability of chemical constituents, with total traceability, which starts from the proper identification, season and area of collection, storage, their processing, stability during processing, and rationalizing the combinational in case of polyherbal drugs. These quality oriented documents have ample scientific logics so well accepted globally by regulatory authorities and industries, to determine intentional/ unintentional contamination, adulteration, pollutants, stability, quality, etc. parameters. Based on geo-climatic factors, a same plant species has different pharmacological properties due to different ingredients; such regional and morphological variations are identified by fingerprints, at the time of collection of the medicinal herb. The chromatographic (TLC, HPTLC, HPLC, GC,) and spectral (UV-Vis., FTIR, MNR, MS, LC-MS, GC-MS etc.) techniques have world-wide strong scientific approval as validated methods to generate the fingerprints of different chemical classes of active ingredients of herbal drugs. Presently there is a need for a book having all the fingerprinting techniques for herbal drugs at a place with theory, case studies and art to discover patentable forms. The present book is a mile stone in the subject, to be utilized by Scientists, Medical Doctors, Technicians, Industrialists, Researchers, and Students both in PG and UG levels.
ISBN 9788132208044 (electronic bk.)
8132208048 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-81-322-0804-4
OCLC # 820724366
Additional Format Print version: 9788132208037