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All Posts Tagged: Herbal research

Thin Layer Chromatography - Application & Advantages

Thin Layer Chromatography: Applications and Advantages

Thin layer chromatography is a type of liquid chromatography that is used to separate non-volatile mixtures such as glycerine into its individual components. The process is performed on a sheet of glass, plastic, or aluminium foil coated with a thin layer of adsorbent material like silica gel, aluminium oxide (alumina), or cellulose (known as the stationary phase). However, TLC is utilised in many industries for different purposes. Here are the applications and advantages of the techniq
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How to do Column Chromatography

Column Chromatography: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to do it

Invented by the American chemist, D.T. Davy in 1897, Column chromatography is a technique to study the chemical composition of different natural petroleum products. Based on the principle of selective adsorption, the chemical mixtures are passed through a column of an adsorbent material and separated into its individual components. A typical column chromatography system consists of a solid stationary phase like glass, silica gel, alumina or cellulose, and a liquid mobile phase. Here are t
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Phytochemistry Lab: How to Identify the Phytoconstituents?

Phytochemistry Lab: How to Identify the Phytoconstituents?

The medicinal plants are in use for the treatment of various diseases since ages. Therapeutic properties are present in various parts of the plant such as the leaf, bark, roots, stem, flowers, seeds, and fruits. The plants owe these therapeutic properties to the presence of medically active chemical components known as phytoconstituents or phytochemicals. The phytoconstituents are known for their antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and other pharmaceutical functions. But, how will y
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Why do we need Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines?

Why do we Need Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines?

Herbal medicines are known to be effective in the treatment of various chronic diseases. Ayurveda is the branch of Medicine based on the herbal treatment and originated in India. Plants, their parts, metabolites and preparations have demonstrated enormous therapeutic properties. However, with the rise of modern medicine, the importance of herbal medicines has been overlooked. Yet, the general population never lost faith in the efficacy of the herbal medicines. They rely on them for a wide ra
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Things You Should Know About Herbal Supplements and Cancer

3 Things You Should Know About Herbal Supplements and Cancer

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology claims the use of herbal supplements by 14% to 32% of people with cancer. Such people often use dietary and herbal supplements to boost their health, improve nutrition, and reduce the side effects associated with cancer treatment. Many people view herbal supplements as safe for consumption, as they are "natural" products. But, you must know these three facts about herbal supplements before taking them: 1.No herbal supplement can cure canc
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DNA Testing of Herbal Supplements

DNA Testing of Herbal Supplements – Is it Worth?

There is a heated debate over the quality of the herbal supplements sold in the market.  With majority retailers making fraud claims about these supplements, it requires stringent rules and regulations for their quality control. A consumer takes a herbal supplement for its purported health benefits, which are attributed to the plant source of the product. He knows that the herbal supplements are derived from a plant source and are, therefore, safe to consume. But, that’s not the complet
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CogniBrain Emerges as Global Leader in Supporting Diverse Biomedical Research Projects

Released Date: November 14, 2017 CogniBrain, a leading healthcare services organization has emerged as a global leader in supporting diverse biomedical research projects. Biomedical research projects are necessary to unravel the mysteries that lay hidden in the interior of the medicines or therapeutic agents. Imagine what will happen if we have no answers on how to diagnose a disease or how to treat it effectively? The burden of the health problems will increase and we would force our fut
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Significance of Chromatography in Herbal Medicine

Significance of Chromatography in Herbal Medicine

Chromatography as a technique of separating and analyzing a mixture of chemicals is fast gaining popularity in various fields. Its scope and potential are no longer limited to the field of Chemistry. Talking particularly about the field of Medicine, the technique has an extensive use; some of which are highlighted below: Pharmaceutical companies deploy chromatography for preparing medicines from large amount of pure chemicals. If you wish to detect alcohol or some other drug in a pers
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