plant

Choosing the Right Extraction Method

The process of botanical extraction, drawing specific compounds from raw plant material, can be achieved by many methods. Solvent extraction may be the most popular, but there are many other methods ranging from older to newer and from simple to more complex. Choosing the right extraction method for a given ingredient or product requires consideration of the characteristics of each available method. There are several resources available to help inform and guide extraction, including USP standards, ABC monographs and books, and AHPA guidelines on solvent residues.

The process of botanical extraction, drawing specific compounds from raw plant material, can be achieved by many methods. Solvent extraction may be the most popular, but there are many other methods ranging from older to newer and from simple to more complex. Choosing the right extraction method for a given ingredient or product requires consideration of the characteristics of each available method. There are several resources available to help inform and guide extraction, including USP

Register to view the full article

Registering as a member of Natural Products INSIDER will give you free access to premium content including digital magazines, webinars, whitepapers and more.

TAGS: Ingredients
Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish