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Conservation

Compilation of herbal plants (description, geographical distribution, taxonomy, line drawings), biodiversity and herbarium.

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Research & Publication

Description of herbal and T&CM research, searchable publication and process from medicinal plant discovery to clinical trial in producing a high-quality registered herbal drug.

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Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM)

 

Definition and description of therapies, policy, training and education, research in the practise of (T&CM) and integrated medicine system.           

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Extract Standardization

Extract Standardization

The aim of extract standardization is to yield a standardized extract. Standardized extract is an active constituents isolated from herbs and concentrated to a specific, guaranteed quality product and expressed as percentage.

Steps

Aims

Medicinal plant discovery

Botanical study

  • Morphological investigation of medicinal plant including macroscopic and microscopic studies.
  • Literature review based on monograph or pharmacopoeia.
  • Authentication of medicinal plant.

Extract preparation

Phytochemical investigation

  • Determination of raw material preparation method.
  • Standardization of extraction method.
  • Composition analysis.
  • Characterization of purity, impurities and contaminants.
  • Determination of marker compound or active constituent.

Extract fractionation

Identification of marker compound or active constituent

  • Analysis of marker compound or active constituent for preliminary identification.
  • Structural elucidation of compounds in extract preparation.

Chemical characterization

Physico chemical properties

  • Chemical identification of marker compund or active constituents by fingerprinting (chromatogram, spectroscopic etc.)
  • Quantification of marker compound or active constituent.
  • Physico chemical property measurements of marker compound/active constituent and extract.
  • Physical and chemical characterization of extract.
  • Structural elucidation of marker compound or active constituent.
  • Standardization of herbal extract.

Primary pharmacodynamic study

Biological characterization

  • Screening of pharmacology or therapeutic effect.

Note: Definitions were quoted from [1], [2] and [3].

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Consumer Data

Consumer data including medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs and interactions and depletions.                                    

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Professional data organized into medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs, T&CM herbs, formulas, health conditions, interactions and depletions.

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