This manual, to be published in two volumes, provides a condensed overview of the analytical investigation of 80 Chinese Herbal Drugs which are most frequently in use.
Thin layer chromatographic-, high pressure liquid chromatographic- and gas chromatographic-fingerprint analytical techniques allow the detection of all main low-molecular constituents of a plant drug and even single constituents can be visualized.
Analytical results thereof are shown in numerous color figures.
The quality proof of the investigation meets the standard of the European Drug Regulatory Authority.
Furthermore, this volume gives a detailed description of the analytical methods used for several drugs.
Bioactive constituents, pharmacological and biological activities of several single herbal drug as well as their therapeutic application are discussed.
Edited by Hildebert Wagner, Rudolf Bauer, Dieter Melchart, Pei-Gen Xiao and Anton Staudinger.
Originally published by Verlag für Ganzheitliche Medizin, Dr. Erich Wühr GmbH.
The book is a reference work for the analysis/identification of herbal drugs since it gives the extraction conditions and the specific chromatographic procedures to be used. ... Overall I would recommend this book and the others in the series to all those interested in the uses and properties of herbal medicines."
--- Edward R. Adlard, Chromatographia, Vol. 78, 2015.
A special advantage of the handbook is the clear structuring of important facts followed by conclusions and in some cases useful recommendations how to handle difficult and actual problems. The book covers a broad range of scientific literature in general up to 2009, with a total number of more than 2100 citations.
--- Fritz H. Kemper