Determination of saikosaponin derivatives in Radix bupleuri and in pharmaceuticals of the chinese multiherb remedy xiaochaihu-tang using liquid chromatographic tandem mass spectrometry.

Saikosaponins are bioactive oleanane saponins derived from the Chinese medicinal herb Radix bupleuri ("chaihu" in Chinese). An LC-MS/MS-based method has been developed for characterization and quantification of 15 saikosaponin derivatives (saikosaponin a, saikosaponin b(1), saikosaponin g, saikogenin A, saikogenin H, saikosaponin c, saikosaponin h… CONTINUE READING