Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128133743

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs

1st Edition

Approaches for Evaluating Natural Products and Traditional Medicine

Authors: Pulok K. Mukherjee
Paperback ISBN: 9780128133743
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 700
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Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs brings together current thinking and practice in the area of quality control and standardization of herbal drugs. The use of herbal medicine in therapeutics is on the rise in both developed and developing countries, and this book facilitates the necessary development of quality standards for these medicines.

A leader in the field, Pulok K. Mukherjee describes and discusses the many methods, techniques, and approaches for evaluating the purity, quality, safety and efficacy of herbal drugs. Particular attention is paid to methods that assess these drugs’ activity, the compounds responsible, and their underlying mechanisms of action. The book describes the quality control parameters followed in India and other countries, including Japan, China, Bangladesh, Srilanka and other Asian countries, as well as the regulatory profiles of the European Union and North America. This book is also useful as a bio-prospecting tool for traditional-medicine-inspired drug discovery and development.

Key Features

  • Provides new information on the research and development of natural remedies— essential reading when studying the use of natural resources for preventative or healing purposes
  • References global organizations WHO, USFDA, CDSCO, TCM and others to serve as a comprehensive document for the enforcement agencies, NGOS, and regulatory authorities concerned with herbal medicine at large
  • Aids in developing basic knowledge of the various techniques of quality evaluation such as macroscopy, microscopy, HPTLC, HPLC, and LC-MS


Researchers in the herbal drug industry and academicians studying relevant areas (analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, alternative medicine, pharmacy, pharmacognosy, natural products). Secondary: graduate students in these same areas

Table of Contents

  1. Traditional systems of medicine
    2. Toxicity and safety evaluation of herbal medicine
    3. Ethnopharmacology and ethnobotany
    4. Challenges in quality evaluation of herbal medicine
    5. Factors relating quality of herbs
    6. Morphological evaluations
    7. Parameters for quality evaluation of herbal drugs
    8. Classification of bioactive phytocomponents and their analysis
    9. Methods for extraction of herbs
    10. Thin layer chromatography in evaluation of herbal drugs
    11. High performance thin layer chromatography for quality evaluation of herbs
    12. High performance liquid chromatography for analysis of herbs
    13. Marker analysis – tool for evaluation of herbal medicine
    14. Metabolomic approach for evaluation of herbal medicine
    15. Development and quality evaluation of novel herbal formulation
    16. Phytopharmacological evaluation of herbal drugs
    17. Good quality practices for development of herbal medicine
    18. Stability testing and quality assurance of herbs
    19. Quality evaluation profiles of some medicinal plants


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About the Author

Pulok K. Mukherjee

Pulok K. Mukherjee

Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. His work has led to many important national and international projects in the field of Natural Health Products. He has to his credit more than 174 publications in peer reviewed impact journals, several patents and 20 books/book chapters on various aspects of herbal medicine. He has worked as visiting scientist in several renowned universities abroad including The School of Pharmacy, University of London; King’s College London; Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Netherlands; School of Health Science, Tokushima University, Japan; Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa. He has received many awards, including the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK; Outstanding Service Award from the Drug Information Association (DIA), USA; Career Award for Young Teachers from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India; Overseas Award from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Young Pharmacy Teacher Award from the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India; and the IPA Fellowship Award from the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). He has organized 16 potential national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars with the involvement of scientists all over the world. He is Member of the board on International Society for Ethnopharmacology, UK; Secretary of the Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India; Council member of the Society for TCM Pharmaceutical Analysis, China; and several journals. Dr. Mukherjee is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, (Elsevier). He is also associated as advisor to different organizations and administrative bodies of the Government of India and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

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