Authentication of Herbal Raw Materials: Labisia pumila (Kacip Fatimah) (FTI 71)

A Fauziah et al.


10 pp


This paper demonstrates morphological identification and chemical characterisation through macroscopic FTIR with chemometrics as a useful tool for the authentication of three closely related varieties of Labisa pumila (L. pumila var. pumila, L. pumila var. alata and L. pumila var. lanceolata). The authentic fingerprints thus generated are very useful for quality control and are applicable to the industries to ensure safe and effective use of natural remedies.