Species authentication and geographical origin discrimination of herbal medicines by near infrared spectroscopy: A review, 23 April 2015, Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pei Wanga, b, Zhiguo Yua
- School of Pharmacy, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, China
- b Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a rapid and nondestructive analytical technique, integrated with chemometrics, is a powerful process analytical tool for the pharmaceutical industry and becoming an attractive complementary technique for herbal medicine analysis. This review mainly focuses on the recent applications of NIR spectroscopy in species authentication of herbal medicines and their geographical origin discrimination.