The object of this chapter is a short review of appropriate methods for the identification and authentication of plant materials and the quantification of bioactive compounds having physiological (or toxicological) relevance. The quality control of a botanical can be applied to raw material, a derivative (extract) or an ingredient of a commercial product (Plant Food Supplement or Traditional Medicine). Using the most suitable assays, each batch of botanical should be identified using taxonomic classification, morphological examination and/or biochemical/chemical characterization. An example of the quality control, which can be performed on botanicals, is here presented taking into consideration Camellia sinensis (tea).

Classic/Recommended Methods and Development of new Methods to Monitor Phytochemical Composition of Plant Food Supplements and their Content in Active Molecules / C.M. DI LORENZO, R. Joana, F. Colombo, O. Francesca, G. Frigerio, N. Johannes, B. Mihaela, P. Restani - In: Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects : The Scientific Inheritance of the EU Project PlantLIBRA / [a cura di] P. Restani. - [s.l] : Springer International, 2017 Dec. - ISBN 9783319622286. - pp. 209-226

Classic/Recommended Methods and Development of new Methods to Monitor Phytochemical Composition of Plant Food Supplements and their Content in Active Molecules

C.M. DI LORENZO;F. Colombo;G. Frigerio;P. Restani
2017-12

Abstract

The object of this chapter is a short review of appropriate methods for the identification and authentication of plant materials and the quantification of bioactive compounds having physiological (or toxicological) relevance. The quality control of a botanical can be applied to raw material, a derivative (extract) or an ingredient of a commercial product (Plant Food Supplement or Traditional Medicine). Using the most suitable assays, each batch of botanical should be identified using taxonomic classification, morphological examination and/or biochemical/chemical characterization. An example of the quality control, which can be performed on botanicals, is here presented taking into consideration Camellia sinensis (tea).
Botanicals; Quality Control; Phytochemical Profile; DNA Molecular Characterization; Camellia sinensis
Settore CHIM/10 - Chimica degli Alimenti
Plant food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment
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