Chhattisgarh is one of the centrally located states of India. The state has rich source of medicinal plants. A large size of population in the state is dependent on medicinal plants for their health care. The plants contain various bioactive compounds like steroids, glycosides, alkaloids, flavones, terpenoids etc., which act as therapeutic agent against the antigens. Now a day much progress has been made in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative properties of the medicinal plants. In the field of herbal medicine, knowledge of tools and techniques are important for the development and innovation of new herbal drugs. For the scientific approval of herbal medicine it characterization of the herbal drug is required from as latest as possible techniques and instruments. To make herbal medicine acceptable its proper standardization with standard analytical methods is essential. For standardization, instruments, as latest as possible should be used. There are a number of instruments helpful in the elucidation of the structure of herbal medicines, like Soxhlet solvent extractor, Super Critical Fluid Extractor, HPLC, HPTLC, FTIR, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, GC-MS, LC-MS, and NMR. This review gives a brief account about the application and analytical approach of tool and techniques for screening of herbal medicine.
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Baikuntha and Dadsena (2016). Overview of Tools and Techniques in Progress of Herbal Medicine. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.157-158.