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Compléments alimentaires à base de plantes – Évolutions réglementaires

Compléments alimentaires à base de plantes – Évolutions réglementaires

Xavier FERNANDEZ, Mélissa CLÉMENT CHAMI, Loïc LOFFREDO La sortie progressive des plantes médicinales du monopole pharmaceutique français a offert la possibilité à des professionnels de commercialiser des compléments alimentaires à base de plantes. Afin de garantir la sécurité des consommateurs, la réglementation française s’est étoffée en publiant au journal officiel l’arrêté du 24 juin 2014...
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Authenticity of essential oils

Authenticity of essential oils

Thi Kieu Tiên Do, Francis Hadji-Minaglou, Sylvain Antoniotti, Xavier Fernandez Essential oils are natural materials widely used in many fields all over the world and have become an integral part of everyday life. There is increasing demand for essential oils, which has resulted in cases of adulteration. Authentication is thus a matter of critical importance...
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Secondary metabolites isolation in natural products chemistry

Secondary metabolites isolation in natural products chemistry

Thi Kieu Tiên Do, Francis Hadji-Minaglou, Sylvain Antoniotti, Xavier Fernandez Chemical investigations on secondary metabolites in natural products chemistry require efficient isola- tion techniques for characterization purpose as well as for the evaluation of their biological properties. In the case of phytochemical studies, the performance of the techniques is critical (resolution and yield) since the...
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Detection of flavokavins

Detection of flavokavins

V. Lebot, T.K.T. Do, L. Legendre Kava (Piper methysticum) is used to prepare the traditional beverage of the Pacific islands. In Europe, kava has been suspected to cause hepatoxicity with flavokavin B (FKB) considered as a possible factor. The present study describes an HPTLC protocol for rapid screening of samples. The objectives are: to detect...
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