Evaluation of traditional Chinese herbal medicine: Chaihu (Bupleuri Radix) by both high-performance liquid chromatographic and high-performance thin-layer chromatographic fingerprint and chemometric analysis.
Chaihu (Bupleuri Radix), roots of Bupleurum chinense and B. scorzonerifolium, is an authentic Chinese Materia Medica in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Some other species such as the roots of B. falcatum, B.bicaule and B. marginatum var. stenophyllum similar to Chaihu can also be occasionally found in local raw herb markets. The quality of 33 lots of… (More)