New methods uploaded

Today we uploaded the following new HPTLC methods for identification of:

  • Angelica archangelica root and rhizome
  • Angelica dahurica root and rhizome
  • Angelica gigas root and rhizome
  • Angelica pubescens root and rhizome
  • Angelica sinensis root and rhizome
  • Angelica sp. root and rhizome
  • Levisticum officinale root and rhizome
  • Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome
  • Ligusticum sinense root and rhizome
  • Hypericum perforatum flowering tops
  • Hypericum perforatum, test for food dyes flowering tops

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Note: the list is in alphabetic order by Latin plant names. To see the newest methods first, click the grey field "Date of publication" twice.

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NutraIngredients newsletter features HPTLC Association

The online news resource NutraIngredients-USA features an article on the HPTLC Association.


Welcome new members!

We are happy to welcome our new members:

  • Prof. Connie Locher, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Prof. Mary Boyce, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Ms. Nicola Robinson, Omicron, UK
  • Dr. Badmanaban Ramalingam, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Kerala, India
  • Dr. Anne Osano, Bowie State University, USA
  • Mr. Akshay Charegaonkar, Anchrom Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Ms. Christina Gkouva, MHRA, London, UK
  • Dr. Saikat Mallick, Anchrom Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Dr. Mun Fei Yam, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains, Malaysia
  • Ms. Saskia Hofer, Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria

We are looking forward to working with you.

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Project on Boneset finalized - new method released

The project on Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset) was successfully terminated and a new HPTLC identification method was released. It can be downloaded from the methods list.

The method is currently under evaluation by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and the European Pharmacopoeia.

This project was performed by the HPTLC Association members Roy Upton (AHP) and Eike Reich (CAMAG Laboratory). Thank you for your support.

For questions and comments on the method, contact


New HPTLC method for Picrorhiza

A new HPTLC method for the identification of Picrorhiza (Picrorhiza sp.) and Picrorhiza powdered dry extract is available. Note: due to the unavailability of authenticated plant material, this method does not differentiate between different Picrorhiza species.

Register and download the new method from the methods list.


Welcome new members!

A warm welcome to our three new members from three continents:

  • Dr. Amit Agarwal, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India
  • Mr. Jared Payne, Health Wright Products, Portland, OR, USA
  • Ms. Débora Arruda Frommenwiler, University of Barcelona, Spain

We are looking forward to working with you.

The HPTLC Association has now 64 members.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the HPTLC Association? See the checklist for applicants.


Welcome new members!

The HPTLC Association welcomes seven colleagues as new members of the HPTLC Association:

  • Dr. Sornkanok Vimolmangkang, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Dr. Hong You, Eurofins Scientific, Inc., Petaluma, CA, USA
  • Ms. Nellie Garcia, Amway, Buena Park, CA, USA
  • Ms. Ankita Misra, Young Scientist Pharmacognosy Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India
  • Mr. Karl John Schlottig, Standard Homeopathic/Hyland’s, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Ms. Bessma Sikouk, Master Student, University of Paris Sud, France
  • Ms. Nduvho Mulaudzi, Master Student, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa


New Board of Directors voted by the General Assembly

This year's General Assembly of the HPTLC Association included the election of a new Board of Directors, which was recently held by email.

This is the new Board of Directors:

  • President: Dr. Eike Reich, Switzerland
  • Chairperson Advisory Board: Prof. Salvador Cañigueral, Spain
  • Chairperson Method Review Committee: Dr. Maged Sharaf,  USA
  • Treasurer: Marcel Hug, Switzerland

The former president, Prof. Beat Meier, was elected honorary president.


Method for Passion flower updated

The HPTLC identification method for Passion flower has been updated by scientists of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). It features new samples, new images and a new chromatogram description. The mobile phase and derivatization reagent are unchanged. Additionally, an individual monograph for Passion flower dry extract was created, using the same HPTLC method. Both methods are under evaluation by the European Pharmacopoeia.

Download the new methods from our methods list.

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Updated HPTLC methods

The HPTLC methods for the identification of Peppermint, Spearmint, Melissa and Catnip leaf were updated (source and minor details): The HPTLC method for Peppermint leaf was under evaluation by the Ph.Eur. and has now been accepted and included in Ph.Eur. 9.0. For Spearmint, Melissa and Catnip the same method can be used.