Analytical methods in traditional medicines

Traditional medicinesMore and more lately we are finding that the traditional medicines from the past have medicinal qualities that can fight modern diseases and medical conditions. A lot of research is now being directed at studying traditional herbs and medicines for bioactive compounds in an attempt to find new treatments.

Analytical Methods presents an excellent forum for such work, and below is a sample of the high-quality work we have published in this area.  These articles are free to access until 31st May 2012 so make the most of this and take a look!

Application of ionic liquids in the microwave-assisted extraction of quercetin from Chinese herbal medicine
Xiaojie Liu, Yuzhi Wang, Jinhuan Kong, Chan Nie and Xiao Lin
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 1012-1018, DOI: 10.1039/C2AY05834K

A supersensitive sensor for rutin detection based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes and gold nanoparticles modified carbon paste electrodes
Jing Zhou, Kai Zhang, Jie Liu, Ge Song and Baoxian Ye
Anal. Methods, 2012, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C2AY05930D

Screening target components from Radix salviae miltiorrhiae using an EGFR/CMC-online-HPLC/MS method
Sheng-Li Han, Tao Zhang, Jing Huang, Zhi-Gang Hu and Si-Cen Wang
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 1078-1083, DOI: 10.1039/C2AY05857J

Study on the separation mechanism of 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone derivatives of aldoses in acid buffer by capillary zone electrophoresis
Huaizhong Guo, Wenyue Jiang, Xiaomin Pang, Fang Wu and Fangli Liu
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 265-269, DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05645J

Chromatographic fingerprint of Semen Armeniacae Amarae based on high-performance liquid chromatogram and chemometric methods
Qin Lv, Lun-Zhao Yi, Hai-Yang Yi and Yi-Zeng Liang
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 299-308, DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05345K

Chinese traditional medicinesCharacterization of flavone glycosides and aglycones in Cephalotaxus sinensis by HPLC-DAD-MS
Yongqian Zhang, Zhihui Xu and Yulin Deng
Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 1386-1391, DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05098B

Development and characterization of molecularly imprinted polymer microspheres for the selective detection of kaempferol in traditional Chinese medicines
Hongbin Zhu, Yuzhi Wang, Ya Yuan and Huan Zeng
Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 348-355, DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00578A

Determination of strychnine in strychnos nux-vomica crude and detoxified seeds by voltammetric method using a carbon paste electrode incorporated with gold nanoparticles
Mohsen Behpour, Sayed Mehdi Ghoreishi, Maryam Khayatkashani and Mohamadhasan Motaghedifar
Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 872-876, DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00658K

Similarity analysis between cultivars of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) leaf by structural characteristics of polysaccharides
Yeyuan Chen, Haiyan Luo, Min Zhu and Aiping Gao
Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 1456-1460, DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00315H

Rapid determination of six kavalactones in kava root and rhizome samples using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and multivariate analysis in comparison with gas chromatography
Jun Wang, Weiyue Qu, Soojin Jun, Harry C. Bittenbender and Qing X. Li
Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 492-498, DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00021C

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