Crop plants and herbs for the treatment of women disorders: Analytical methods for the bioactive compounds – A review

Gherghina Zincă , Camelia Vizireanu

Volume 21, Issue 2;
Pages: 107-115; 2015
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
During last decades an increasing number of herbal and plant crops products specifically targeting women s disorders has appeared in the worldwide marketplace. Herbs are natural products and, for this reason, they do not have a consistent, standardized composition. So, it is a high need to evaluate the bioactive compounds of these products. The analytical methods applied to determine and highlight the main bioactive compounds from crop plants (Medicago sativa sprouts and Glycine max.beans) and herbs (Salvia officinalis aerial parts) for women health (relief of premenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal related symptoms) is the subject to this review. The purpose of this review is to evidence their phytochemical composition which relief the use of the products from this plants as homeophatic therapy. So, these are classified on the basis of the chemical markers used for the quality control or the evidence that isoflavones are present in this two crop plants and the flavonoids in the aromatic herb. Also, a part of this review is the main chemical composition of these plants.
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