Botanical Information Alpinia hainanensis K. Schum.

Synonyms Alpinia katsumadae Hayata
Alpinia henryi K. Schum.
Alpinia kainantensis Masam.
Languas hainanensis (K. Schum.) Merr.
Languas henryi (K. Schum.) Merr.
Languas katsumadae (Hayata) Merr.
Common name (en) Cao Dou Kou
Common name (ko) 초두구
Common name (zh) 草豆蔻

Sample preparation To 1 g of the powdered herbal drug add 5 mL of methylene chloride. Sonicate for 10 min. Centrifuge and use the supernatant
Mobile phase Ethyl acetate, toluene 7:93 (v/v)
Derivatization Spray with anisaldehyde solution and heat at 100°C for 3 min
System Suitability Test (SST) Under development
Specific marker(s) Under white light, after derivatization
  • alpinetin: yellow zone RF ~ 0.01
  • cardamomin: yellow zone RF ~ 0.13
  • borneol: greyish-brown zone RF ~ 0.19
  • 1,8-cineol: bluish-violet zone RF ~ 0.37
  • bornyl acetate: greyish-brown RF ~ 0.52
HPTLC Chromatograms (different origin(s))
HPTLC Chromatograms (related drug(s))
ATLAS documents ATLAS Method document of Alpinia hainanensis
Image comparison of Alpinia hainanensis
Image comparison of Alpinia hainanensis and related herbal drugs
visionCATS data (CAMAG software)