Aldulaimi, O and Li, WW (2016) Fingerprint of Tiger Balm® By Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. Pharmacognosy Journal, 8 (3). pp. 230-233. ISSN 0975-3575

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Abstract

Introduction: Tiger Balm® is a blend of volatile oils used for many years in control of muscle cramps and headache. Objectives: To establish a quick and accurate method of analysis for Tiger Balm®. Materials and Methods: GC-MS and TD GC-MS were used in parallel to define the metabolites available in Tiger Balm® blend, high quality standards were help in confirmation of the metabolites identities. Results: TD GC-MS was more efficient in showing the 1:1 relative abundance of camphor and menthol which can be taken as a chemical marker of this herbal medicine. Conclusion: In this work we applied efficiently the use of TD GC-MS in quality analysis of semisolid herbal medicine with volatile scents without the need of tedious pre-treatment with organic solvents, which is required by using GC-MS.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Emanuscript at http://dx.doi.org/10.5530/pj.2016.3.9 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tiger Balm®, TD GC-MS, GC-MS, Camphor, Menthol
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 15:07
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 08:31
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1863

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