Phytochemical Testing

AAL Phytochemical Testing – Another essential component of AAL’s testing expertise is herbal supplement, botanical supplement and natural product source testing. We routinely analyze natural products for identification, potency, marker quantitation, trace impurities, and organic volatile impurities, as well as many other analyses.

“PHYTOCHEMICALS” are defined as chemical actives that are derived from plants, and also sometimes called botanical supplements. These botanical actives may be a variation of flavonoid, alkaloid, coumarin, isoflavone, fatty acid, phenolic, saponin, vitamin or phytosterol. These may be present as more than one active as a combination of the aforementioned actives.

Herbal supplements are dietary supplements that are derived from plant sources. An herb is derived from plant parts (such as roots, bark, leaves, flowers, or seeds) and is used for its flavor, scent, and/or therapeutic properties to help promote body energy or as preventie supplements. The term “botanical” is often used as a synonym for “herb.” An herbal supplement may contain a single herb or mixtures of groups of herbs in the form of capsules, powders or drinks.

AAL tests herbal, botanical and dietary supplement analysis products following the guidelines of only highly respected publications, such as British Herbal Compendium, China Pharmacopoeia, USP dietary supplement herbs, AOAC method, British Pharmacopeia (BP), European Pharmacopeia (EP), Indian Herbal Pharmacopeia (IP), and other recognized publication. We test everything from aloe vera to yohimbe.

 

*Common herbs in USA, see table on summary of herbal list from USP, BP, EP, and IP monographs.

Below are partial herb lists that Adamson Laboratories tests. If the herb of interest is not in the following list, please contact us. We are continuously developing and validating new methods.

Herb Name

Active Chemical

Method

Aloe Vera

Aloin

HPLC

Apricot

Amygdalin

HPLC

Artichoke

Cynarin( Caffeoylquinic)

HPLC

Andrographis

Andrographolide

HPLC

Angelic Danggui

Ligustilide

HPLC

Astragalus

Astragaloside

HPLC

Atractylodis

Stractylenolide

HPLC

Barberry

Berberine

HPLC

Bilberry

Total Anthocyanin

Spectrometry

Bilberry

Cyanidin, Malvidin

HPLC

Bitter Orange (citrus auratum)

Synephrine

HPLC

Black Cohosh

Total Triterpene

HPLC

Red Pepper

Capsaicin

HPLC

Black Pepper

Piperine

HPLC

Black Tea

Theflavins

HPLC

Borage Oil

Gamma Linolenic

GC

Broccoli

Sulforaphae

HPLC

Calendula Marigold

Lutein

HPLC

Cat’s Claw

Oxindole Unicarine

HPLC

Citrus bioflavonoids

Hesperidin, Naringin

HPLC

Cranberry

Quinic, Malic Citric Acid

HPLC

Chamomile

Apigenin

HPLC

Cinamon

Cinamaldehyde

HPLC

Cordecep Fungal

Cordecepic

HPLC

Curcumin

Curcumoid

HPLC

Dongquai

Ferulic Acid

HPLC

Echinacea

Echinacoside

HPLC

Echinacea

Phenolic

HPLC

Epimedium

Icarin

HPLC

Eucommiae

Chlorogenic

HPLC

Pomegrante

Ellagic Acid

HPLC

Feverfew

Parthenolide

HPLC

Fennel

Polyphenol, Estragole

HPLC

Foti

Emodin

HPLC

Gotu Kola (centella)

Asiatic Acid

HPLC

Forsynthia

Forskolin

HPLC

Garcinia Gambodgia

Hydroxycitric Acid

HPLC

Garlic

Allicin

HPLC

Ginger

Gingerol

HPLC

Ginkgo Flavones

Quercetin, Kaemferol

HPLC

Grape Seed

Proanthocyanidin Porter

Spectrometry

Grape Seed

Polyphenol Folin

Spectrometry

Goldenseal

Hydrastine and beberine

HPLC

Green Tea

Catechin isomer

HPLC

Guarana

Caffeine

HPLC

Hawthorne

Vitexin-2 Rhamnoside

HPLC

Horse Chestnut

Esosin

HPLC

Kava kava

6 Kava Lactone

HPLC

Kudzu

Puerarin, Isoflavone

HPLC

Lemon Bioflavonoid

Hesperidin Nobelin

HPLC

Lobelia

Lobeline

HPLC

Ephedra

Ephedrine

HPLC

Magnolia

Magnolol

HPLC

Milk Thistle

Silymarin

HPLC

Olive oil

Oleuropein

HPLC

Nettle

Sitosterol, Campesterol

GC

Olive Leaf

Apigenin Luteolin

HPLC

Passion Flower

Isovitexin

HPLC

Pycnogenol

Polyphenol-Folin

Spectrometry

Pygeum

Sitosterol

GC

Rhubarb

Anthraquinone as Emodin

HPLC

Rauwolfia

Reserpine

HPLC

Rhodiola

Rosavin, Tyrosol

HPLC

Rosamry

Rosmarinic Acid. Carnosol

HPLC

Saw Plmetto

Fatty Acid Profile

GC

Senna

Sennoside

HPLC

Schisandra

Schisandrin

HPLC

Siberian Ginseng

Eleutheroside B/E

HPLC

Soy Extract

Isoflavone

HPLC

Stevia

Stevioside

HPLC

Spinach

Lutein

HPLC

St. John’s Wort

Hypericin

HPLC

St. John’s Wort

Total Dianthrone

HPLC

Turmeric

Curcumin

HPLC

Tomato

Lycopene

HPLC

Willow

Salicin

HPLC

Yerba

Caffeine

HPLC

Yohimbine

Yohimbin

HPLC

Common Indian Herbal Pharmacopeia

Herb Name Active Chemical Method

Bacopa

Bacoside

HPLC

Garcinia Gambogia

Hydroxy Citric

HPLC

Gymnema Silvester

Gymnema saponin

HPLC

Bowsella

Boswellic acid

HPLC

Guggul

Guggul sterone

HPLC

Tribulus

Diosgenin

HPLC

Ashwagandha

Withanolide

HPLC

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