Analysis of swertiamarin in Swertia herb and preparations containing this crude drug by capillary electrophoresis.

@article{Takei2001AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of swertiamarin in Swertia herb and preparations containing this crude drug by capillary electrophoresis.},
  author={Harumi Takei and Kazuaki Nakauchi and Fumihiko Yoshizaki},
  journal={Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={
          885-8
        }
}
Swertia herb (florescent whole plantof Swertia japonica, Gentianaceae) has long been utilized as a folk medicine in Japan. It is often blended in general gastroenteric drugs as a bitter stomachic. Swertiamarin, a bitter secoiridoid glycoside, is the representative constituent of this crude drug and Swertia herb is normally evaluated by the swertiamarin content. To date, papers have described the discrimination of Swertia herbs from other bitter crude drugs, estimation of swertiamarin and… CONTINUE READING