Standard operating procedure for the collection and preparation of voucher plant specimens for use in the nutraceutical industry

Hildreth, Jana; Hrabeta-Robinson, Eva; Applequist, Wendy; Betz, Joseph; Miller, James
September 2007
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Sep2007, Vol. 389 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
A vital part of the development of any standardized protocol for the extraction of plant-derived crude extracts to be used in herbal medicine or nutritional supplementation is proper documentation of the original botanical source of the extract via acquisition of a voucher specimen. The purpose of this document is to serve as an accepted protocol for voucher specimen collection, handling, and storage, with specific guidelines to address commercial and research uses.


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