The reliability of traditional authentication – a case of ginseng misfit
Yap, Kevin Yi-Lwern, Chan, Sui Yung and Lim, Chu Sing. (2008) The reliability of traditional authentication – a case of ginseng misfit. Food Chemistry, Vol.107 (No.1). pp. 570-575. ISSN 0308-8146Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2007.07.055
Ginseng is a famous herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Herbs like ginseng have traditionally been authenticated by morphological and histological means, but it is difficult to identify these herbs nowadays since they look morphologically similar. The quality of food and pharmaceutical products is important for ensuring efficacy and consumer safety. Although several studies have stated that these traditional methods of authenticating ginseng are now hardly reliable, there have been little or no studies which have documented the reliability of such approaches. We report in this study a case of misidentification of ginsengs based on traditional methods of authentication via morphology, and the ability of using infrared spectroscopy and principal component analysis as a rapid form of quality surveillance by discriminating this error.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Food Chemistry|
|Official Date:||March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 570-575|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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