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By Harry H S Fong, Ping-Chung Leung, Charlie Changli Xue

The second one quantity of this booklet sequence at the glossy perform of chinese language medication keeps with the focal point on evidence-based TCM study. it truly is inquisitive about distinct information regarding the easiest resources of natural provide and its quality controls required for examine and drug improvement reasons. natural caliber has continuously been a big predicament for TCM researchers since it is hard to understand that's of the highest quality. another renowned issues also are entertained.

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This quality assessment mode is complementary with findings from areas of pharmacology, biochemistry, clinical research and TCM philosophy. In forward-looking a viewpoint, a system to correlate fingerprinting data with the TCM efficacy can be expected and it would be the ultimate goal for developing the fingerprinting technique. However, it is important to be aware that the fingerprinting 10 P. Xie analysis also has its limitations. The active principles in herbal medicine cannot be totally detected by the current chromatographic techniques.

131(Suppl. 3), 1120-1123. , et al. (2002) Black cohosh: an alternative therapy for menopause? Nutr. Clin. Care 5, 283-289. S. R. (2001) Botanical Dietary Supplements: Quality, Safety and Efficacy. Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, Netherlands. -S. Fong et al. , et al. (2004) Chemical and biological characterization and clinical evaluation of botanical dietary supplements: a phase I red clover extract as a model. Curr. Med. Chem. 11, 1361-1374. Y. and Ernst, E. (1999) Review of randomized controlled trials of traditional Chinese medicine.

This variation can lead to batch-to-batch variation of the plant material, which, in most cases, could influence the batch-to-batch activity of the herbal medicine made from it. Such variation in activity will have a negative impact on the reliability and the good name of herbal therapy. Korthout et al. compared the constituents of ginkgo biloba at sunrise and sunset (Korthout et al, 2002). They harvested ginkgo leaf at sunrise and sunset and compared the extracts with thin layer chromatography.

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