Chromatography of medicinal plants and Chinese traditional medicines

Biomed Chromatogr. 1998 Mar-Apr;12(2):78-85. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0801(199803/04)12:2<78::AID-BMC726>3.0.CO;2-U.


Applications of chromatographic techniques to medicinal plants and Chinese traditional medicines are outlined in this review. Areas involved are quantitation of active principles or index or principal components; quality evaluation of crude drugs; identification, characterization and preparative isolation of new compounds for medical use from plants; analysis of pharmaceutical preparations of plant origin and pharmacokinetic and pharmacological studies of herbal drugs and their preparations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / chemistry*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacokinetics
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*
  • Quality Control


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal