Mass Spectroscopy: Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints

  • Devi Datt Joshi


The cultivation and wild collection of different accessions of a medicinal plant species from the different regions of the world may differ for the amounts of marker compounds. The MS fingerprints are based on m/z value of molecule, helps to establish the probable structure of compound. Analysis of herbals by MS highlights key signal patterns that characterize the individual species/chemo-type and provide information about quality, which exists at a certain location and adulterant, if any. The therapeutic components present in the herbals, its isolate, and metabolites are determined and quantified with LC–MS, GC–MS, and LC–MS/MS.


Glycyrrhizae Radix Botanical Product Angelicae Sinensis Radix Scutellariae Radix Echinacea Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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