Special Issue "Quality Control of Herbal Products: Secondary Metabolites as Special Markers"

A special issue of Scientia Pharmaceutica (ISSN 2218-0532).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 January 2020) | Viewed by 367

Special Issue Editors

Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, 15771 Athens, Greece
Interests: chemistry of natural products; analytical methods; NMR; GC-MS; terpenes (iridoids, sesquiterpene lactones, and triterpenes); phenolics (flavonoids, phenols, phenolic acids, and lignans); essential oils; ethnopharmacology; history of pharmacy
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Prof. Dr. Anastasia Karioti
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, it is considered highly beneficial for human health to use herbal products due to their remarkable medicinal properties. As a result, the commercial demand for such products is continuously on the rise both in the European and in the global market. Cultivations through various methods are employed to address this demand, as they successfully meet the need for the mass production of plant material and the demand of pharmaceutical companies for standardized plants with known concentrations of bioactive ingredients. Unfortunately, it has been observed that adulterated and low-quality plant material, as well as preparations without certification, are found in the market.

This Special Issue concerns investigations focused on the authenticity of plant material with the help of its chemical fingerprint.

Prof. Dr. Helen D. Skaltsa
Prof. Dr. Anastasia Karioti
Guest Editors

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  • herbal products
  • adulterations
  • quality control
  • quantification
  • secondary metabolites
  • markers
  • HPLC
  • LC-MS
  • NMR
  • statistics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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