Research and analysis

Herbal medicinal products: DNA molecular identification

How DNA molecular approaches can be used to identify and detect species in herbal medicinal products.



A peer reviewed paper investigating the advantages of using molecular biology approaches to help detect and identify species present in traditional herbal and medicinal products. These products have shown an increase in popularity and use in recent years.

The work was funded by the UK National Measurement Office as part of the Government Chemist programme 2011 to 2014.