Botanical Information Calendula officinalis L.

Synonyms Calendula aurantiaca Kotschy ex Boiss.
Calendula eriocarpa DC.
Calendula hydruntina Lanza
Calendula santamariae Font
Calendula sinuata var. aurantiaca (Kotschy ex Boiss.) Boiss.
Caltha officinalis (L.)
Common name (en) Common marigold
Common name (ar) بكورية طبية
Common name (de) Ringelblume
Common name (fr) Souci
Common name (it) Calendola
Common name (ja) キンセンカ
Common name (pt) Botón de oro
Common name (ru) Календула лекарственная
Common name (vi) Cúc tâm tư
Common name (zh) 金盞花

Sample preparation To 1.0 g of the powdered herbal drug add 10 mL of methanol. Sonicate for 10 min and centrifuge.
Mobile phase Ethyl acetate, formic acid, water 80:10:10 (v/v/v)
Derivatization Heat at 100°C for 3 min, let the plate cool down, derivatize with the mixture (NP/PEG reagents), and dry the plate for 2 min in a cold air flow
System Suitability Test (SST) Under development
Specific marker(s) Under UV 366 nm, after derivatization
  • 6-gingerol: gree fluorescent zone RF ~ 0.25
  • chlorogenic acid: blue fluorescent zone RF ~ 0.36
HPTLC Chromatograms (different origin(s))
HPTLC Chromatograms (related drug(s))
ATLAS documents ATLAS Method document of Calendula officinalis
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