Standardization, evaluation and quantification of herbal drugs by various analytical methods
Keywords:Herbs, Herbal medicine, Standardization, Marker, Chromatography, Validation, Evaluation parameters
This review article encompasses the various evaluation parameters of standardization of different medicinal plants and its constituents. In today’s life, more and more people of the world are turning towards the use of natural or herbal products as these have very less or negligible side effects. As the use of herbal medicinal products is increasing day by day, the questions regarding their quality are also arising. This is due to lack of parameters for the standardization of these products. There is a need to set different parameters or methods that can help to standardize the herbal medicinal plant materials. Various methods like physical, chemical, biological is used for standardization and quality evaluation of herbal medicinal plants. These methods can act as a basic tool for the quality evaluation of herbal plant materials. Different parameters of standardization are the fundamental tool for evaluating and assuring the quality of the herbal plant material and its products. This review article includes the quantitative evaluation of more than 20 herbal drugs. The evaluation parameters such as TLC, HPLC, HPTLC, GC, LC-MS, UPLC, UHPLC, UPLC-MS, UHPLC-MS will help to maintain quality of different herbal medicinal drugs as well as its formulations. The set parameters can ultimately lead to the quality and efficacy of the herbal medicinal formulations. Analytical methods and standardization can ensure the quality and consistency of active ingredients in herbal medicinal formulations.
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