© 1996

Plant Drug Analysis

A Thin Layer Chromatography Atlas


About this book


This second edition of Plant Drug Analysis includes nearly 200 new color photographs of superb quality demonstrating chromatograms of all relevant standard drugs. The atlas will be a useful reference for analyzing plant drugs, identifying unknown drugs or monitoring the purity or constituents of a given drug.
All drugs presented meet the standard of the official pharmacopoeia and originate from well defined botanical sources. With this guide one can easily use the technique of thin layer chromatography without previous pharmacognostic training. Only commercially available equipment and reagents are needed, the sources as well as all practical details are given.


Coumarin Drugs Ginkgo biloba Glycoside drugs Terpene alkaloids biochemistry cannabinoid chemistry chromatography drug pharmacy plant quality research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Pharmazeutische BiologieUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacy, Center for Pharma ResearchLudwig-Maximilians-University of MunichMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Drug Analysis
  • Book Subtitle A Thin Layer Chromatography Atlas
  • Authors Sabine Bladt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-78102-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-00573-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-00574-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XV, 384
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 184 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Physiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


"...should not be missed in any laboratory dealing with crude drug analysis" trends in analytical chemistry;
"...a unique and remarkable invaluable guide" Phytochemistry; "The color photographs...are unbelievably well done" Analytical Biochemistry; "...a required text for any laboratory concerned with the analysis of medicinal plant products" Irish Pharmacy Journal