LC and Medicinal Herbs

August 7, 2007

In an article recently published in Public Health Nutrition that discusses medicinal herbs? growing popularity, researchers report that While Western medicine currently employs pure, single compounds, CM has long used multiple combinations of compounds in the form of processed natural products, primarily medicinal herbs, to treat and relieve the symptoms of many different human diseases.

In an article recently published in Public Health Nutrition that discusses medicinal herbs’ growing popularity, researchers report that While Western medicine currently employs pure, single compounds, CM has long used multiple combinations of compounds in the form of processed natural products, primarily medicinal herbs, to treat and relieve the symptoms of many different human diseases. Drug design is an iterative process. Bioactivity-directed fractionation and isolation identify active natural compounds from single herbs or formulations. These lead structures can be chemically modified and improved through knowledge of structure–activity relationship, mechanism of action, drug metabolism, molecular modelling and chemistry studies including liquid chromatography (LC).

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