FTIR Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints

  • Devi Datt Joshi


IR and its advanced forms FTIR spectroscopy are used to gather the functional properties and structural information of a compound. Plants and plant products have been characterized by characteristic peaks in FTIR spectrum, indicating the presence or absence of functional groups and molecular skeleton, even from different geographical locations. Studies for authenticity due to change in morphological form, assay for detection and composition of plant molecules between two species, intentional and unintentional adulteration, procurement of raw herb, process development for production and quality assurance, heavy metal contamination, and postharvest surveillance of herbals, etc., the FTIR fingerprint technique is being in practice globally.


Panax Ginseng Herbal Drug American Ginseng Fenugreek Seed Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amity Institute of Phytochemistry & PhytomedicineAmity University, Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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