The branch of chemistry dealing with the chemical processes associated with plant life and the chemical compounds produced by plants Phytochemistry is in the strict sense of the word the study of phytochemicals. Phytochemistry can be considered sub-fields of Botany or Chemistry. Activities can be led in botanical gardens or in the wild with the aid of Ethnobotany mainly applies to the quality control of Chinese medicine, Aromatic Plants (Indian traditional medicine) or herbal medicine of various chemical components, such as saponins, alkaloids, volatile oils, flavonoids and anthraquinones. In the development of rapid and reproducible analytical techniques, the combination of HPLC with different detectors, such as diode array detector (DAD), refractive index detector (RID), evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD) and mass spectrometric detector (MSD), has been widely developed.
Analytical techniques in phytochemistry
Evaluation and identification of phytoconstituents