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International Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 2017, Article ID 7159609, 8 pages
Research Article

Application of Autofluorescence for Analysis of Medicinal Plants

Laboratory of Microspectral Analysis of Cells and Cellular Systems and Optical Department, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Cell Biophysics, RAS, Institutskaya Str. 3, Pushchino, Moscow Region 142290, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed to Victoria V. Roshchina; ur.liam@civanihchsor

Received 22 August 2017; Revised 29 September 2017; Accepted 19 October 2017; Published 26 November 2017

Academic Editor: Guillermo Moyna

Copyright © 2017 Victoria V. Roshchina et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Autofluorescence of secondary compounds contained in plant secretory cells may be applied to the analysis of medicinal plants for pharmacy. Emission and prevailing fluorescent pharmaceuticals have been estimated in several models of species such as Salvia officinalis, Berberis vulgaris, Humulus lupulus, and Matricaria chamomilla, by luminescence microscopy, microspectrofluorimetry, and confocal microscopy.