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.
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.
Anchrom is the only CAMAG HPTLC-authorized distributor in India. HPTLC analysis is performed in a stepwise manner i.e. sample preparation, application, development, scanning and derivatization if required.
The monograph is a scientific document covering plant research from different aspects. It includes information about the particular plant like scientific name, other common names, morphological and anatomical characteristics, chemical constituents, TLC/HPTLC/HPLC/GC identity test, adulterants/substitutes, pharmacology, major therapeutic claims, safety aspects, and dose.
Thin Layer Chromatography is a separation technique which is used to separate mixtures of organic compounds. This technique is in practice since 1960 and is been used for the separation of a lot of different compounds.