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Herbal science development for health prevention and care


Focus Areas:

Safety, efficacy and quality evaluation of traditional Thai crude drugs and remedies
General Description of Student and Researcher Activities:
Research topics based on crude drug authentication by chemical based-/ DNA based-/ biological based-; pharmacognostic specification of crude drugs with special reference to chemical active substance; in vitro, in vivo and clinical researches on biological activities/ toxicological activities of crude drugs/ traditional remedies; research publications in peer-reviewed journals/ conferences


Examples of Projects:

  • Quality safety and efficacy evaluation of Cha Tu Ka La Thart and Tree Phon Thart remedies
  • Essential oil: chemical composition analysis and brain wave effect
  • Quantitative analysis of civetone and normuscone in secretion from Viverricula indica and in aromatic remedies by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses of Dendrophthoe pentandra leaves with the special reference to quercitrin marker
  • Dioscorine content in Dioscorea hispida dried tubers in Thailand by TLC-densitometry and TLC image analysis
  • Pharmacognostic specification and HPLC quantitative analysis of (+)- catechin and (-)-epicatechin in Thai crude drugs under the name of Si-Siat
  • Pharmacognostic evaluation and chrysazin quantitation of Xyris indica flowering heads
  • Pharmacognostic specification and molecular authentication of selected genera Eurycoma, Erythroxylum and Tinospora endemic to Thailand
  • Microscopic, molecular and crocin content evaluations of selected Gardenia species in Thailand
  • Phylogenetic relationships of selected Cassia species existing in Thailand based on AFLP marker
  • Microscopic analyses of leaves of selected Strychnos spp.
  • Chemical compositions and biological activities of selected exudate gums
  • Antimicrobial activities of selected Thai medicinal plants bearing quinonoids
  • Genotoxic evaluation of Aegle marmelos extracts in amino acid dependent strains of Salmonella typhimurium and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Phototoxic activities of selected Thai Rutaceous and Umbelliferous plant extracts