New HPTLC methods

Nine new monographs were added to the collection: HPTLC identification of Valerian root, Turmeric rhizome, Ginkgo leaf and leaf extract (three individual methods for flavonoids, ginkgolic acid, and triterpene lactones such as ginkgolides and bilobalide), Siegesbeckia herb, Meadowsweet herb, Ganoderma fruiting body, and Tongkat Ali root.


Welcome new members

Welcome to our three new members: Ms. Candy Tang (Nikyang Enterprise Ltd, Shanghai, China), Dr. Yanjun Zhang (UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Los Angeles, USA), and Mr. Ramesh Ranggasamy (Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

We are looking forward to working with you.


HPTLC Association becomes affiliate member of AHPA

The HPTLC Association has accepted to become affiliate member of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) in February 2014.


New HPTLC methods

Six new monographs were added to the collection: HPTLC identification of Forskohlii root, Guggul oleogum resin, Malabar Nut Tree leaf, Banaba leaf, Rhodiola root and Phyllanthus herb.

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UNPA signs formal agreement with HPTLC Association

The HPTLC Association has signed a formal agreement with the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international alliance of forward-looking companies dedicated to providing consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability.



Corrected methods for Nettle root and leaf

The methods for identification of Nettle root and Nettle leaf have been corrected. The new versions can be downloaded from the methods list.

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Welcome new members

The HPTLC Association welcomes five new members: Dr. Nam-Cheol Kim (USP), David Ray Schroeder (Standard Process Inc), Dr. I Made Agus Gelgel Wirasuta (Udayana University, Indonesia), Dr. Sidney Sudberg (Alkemists Laboratories), and Dr. Gregory Genta-Jouve (University of Birmingham, UK). We are looking forward to working with you.


More HPTLC methods

The following new HPTLC methods have been added to the collection: Andrographis stem and leaf, Blue Cohosh root, Burdock root, Cascara sagrada bark, Cranberry fruit, Black currant leaf, Blackberry leaf, Raspberry leaf, and Strawberry leaf.



Welcome new members

The HPTLC Association welcomes six new members: William Georgian (S&W Microchemical), Laura Lorenzetto, Judith Nichols (CSI), Dr. Hellen A. Oketch (USP), Dr. Fredric Rabel (ChromHELP LLC), and Anabella Rodas-Nelson (Starwest Botanicals). We are looking forward to working with you.

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New HPTLC methods in February

10 monographs were added to the collection in February.
The monographs include HPTLC methods for the identification of Althaea officinalis root and leaf, Mentha piperita leaf, Mentha spicata leaf, Nepeta cataria herb, Melissa leaf, Equisetum telmateia herb, Equisetum hyemale herb, Forsythia suspensa fruit, and Gardenia jasminoides fruit.