As an increase in people’s awareness of health, traditional Chinese medicine becomes more and more popular. Authentication and quality analysis of herbs used in Chinese medicine is crucial for ensuring safety and efficacy. This technology provides a low cost, efficient, stable and convenient tool with reduced uncertainties in the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of herbs used in Chinese medicine.
The conventional authentication methods for herbs greatly depend on the experience of botanical experts and subjective judgement; and the other is based on DNA bio-coding, which is very expensive and time-consuming.
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