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Quantification of Secondary Metabolites

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Pharmacological Assays of Plant-Based Natural Products

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Plants are a rich source of secondary metabolites that have medicinal and aromatic properties. Secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, iridoids and phenolics generally produced by plants for their defence mechanisms have been implicated in the therapeutic properties of most medicinal plants. Hence, quantification of these metabolites will aid to discover new and effective drugs from plant sources and also to scientifically validate the existing traditional practices. Quantification of large group of phytochemicals such as phenolics and flavonoids is quantified in this context.

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Thangaraj, P. (2016). Quantification of Secondary Metabolites. In: Pharmacological Assays of Plant-Based Natural Products. Progress in Drug Research, vol 71. Springer, Cham.

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