Introduction: In the world of modern medicine and scientific research, biomedical analysis plays a crucial role in advancing our understanding of diseases, diagnosing medical conditions, and monitoring treatment efficacy. It involves the application of various...
In the ever-evolving pharmaceutical industry, the need for accurate and efficient analytical techniques is paramount. High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) has emerged as a powerful tool for qualitative and quantitative analysis, providing valuable insights into the composition, purity, and stability of pharmaceutical products.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) are the active chemical components of a drug product that are responsible for the desired therapeutic effects of that drug.
The use of natural products, such as herbal medicines, for the prevention and treatment of diseases has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, concerns about the safety, efficacy, and quality of these products remain, as there is a risk of adulteration and substitution of plant materials.
HPTLC association has developed a method for Cyperus rotundus rhizome. This method also discriminates C. rotundus from other related species. This method is adopted in the International HPTLC Atlas for the identification of herbal drugs and in the British Pharmacopoeia, 2018. Standards isoeugenol and isoeugenyl acetate were used.
Market scenario of medicinal plants.
The market for medicinal plants in India stood at Rs. 4.2 billion (US$ 56.6 million) in 2019 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 38.5% to Rs. 14 billion (US$ 188.6 million) by 2026.
Chromatography is the science of the separation of components from a mixture. These mixtures could be anything from food, pharma, herbal, forensic or textile samples.
As food/ food components are very complex in nature, analysis of foods is a very challenging sector. Food samples often come with heavy matrices due to the presence of primary metabolites like carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.