Botanical Information Alpinia officinarum Hance

Synonyms Languas officinarum (Hance) Farw.
Languas officinarum (Hance) P.H. Hô
Common name (en) Lesser galangal
Common name (ar) خولنجان طبي
Common name (de) Echter Galgant
Common name (fr) Petit galanga
Common name (ko) 고량강
Common name (pt) galanga-pequena
Common name (ru) Альпиния лекарственная
Common name (vi) Riềng
Common name (zh) 高良薑

Sample preparation To 1.0 g of the powdered herbal drug add 10 mL of methanol. Sonicate for 10 min and centrifuge
Mobile phase Toluene, ethyl acetate 3:1 (v/v)
Derivatization Derivatize with anisaldehyde reagent, and heat the plate at 100°C for 3 min
System Suitability Test (SST) Under development
Specific marker(s) Under UV 366 nm, after derivatization
  • 6-gingerol: orange zone RF ~ 0.24
  • 8-gingerol: orange zone RF ~ 0.27
  • 10-gingerol: orange zone RF ~ 0.29
  • 6-shogaol: orange zone RF ~ 0.53
HPTLC Chromatograms (different origin(s))
HPTLC Chromatograms (related drug(s))
ATLAS documents ATLAS Method document of Alpinia officinarum
Selection of the ATLAS method - Alpinia officinarum
visionCATS data (CAMAG software)
Image comparison of Alpinia officinarum and related herbal drugs
Image comparison of Alpinia officinarum