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Plant metobolomics - A novel method in phytochemical analysis

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Pharmaceutical Methods,2010,1,1,65-66.
Published:October 2010
Type:Letter to Editor

Plant metobolomics - A novel method in phytochemical analysis

Ahmed KK Mueen, Hafez Madkor, Mahesh Attimarad, Tahir M Khan

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 400, Al-Ahsa 31982, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


For centuries, man has used traditional medicines to treat ailments. In spite of the advancement in fi eld of pharmaceutical sciences, traditional medicines have always been a boon for the society. Using the traditional and herbal therapies as a background, a new method was developed that has resulted in the development of methods for isolation of active compound from the herbs and other natural resources. These advances in phytochemistry and phytopharmacology have provided a wealth of new potential drug targets for the treatment of various diseases. In addition, the development of new methods such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) has become the single most reliable form of spectroscopy in identification and structural elucidation of isolated phytochemicals. Read more. . .