A strategy for the identification of plants in illegal pharmaceutical preparations and food supplements using chromatographic fingerprints

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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The detection of regulated and forbidden herbs in pharmaceutical preparations and nutritional supplements is a growing problem for laboratories charged with the analysis of illegal pharmaceutical preparations and counterfeit medicines. This article presents a feasibility study of the use of chromatographic fingerprints for the detection of plants in pharmaceutical preparations. Fingerprints were developed for three non-regulated common herbal products-Rhamnus purshiana, Passiflora incarnata L. and Crataegus monogyna-and this was done by combining three different types of detection: diode-ar…

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