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Evaluation of mineral content of Chinese medicinal herbs used to improve kidney function with chemometrics

Kolasani, Archana, Xu, Hong and Millikan, Mary (2011) Evaluation of mineral content of Chinese medicinal herbs used to improve kidney function with chemometrics. Food Chemistry, 127 (4). pp. 1465-1471. ISSN 0308-8146

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Abstract

Mineral elemental concentrations of 50 Chinese medicinal herbs in acid digests were determined by flame atomic absorption spectroscopy. The data were subjected to chemometric assessment to understand the association between the elements and to classify the herbal samples. Chemometric techniques, such as principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) were used as classification techniques. PCA generated two principal components that explained 62% of the total variance in the data. HCA disclosed two significant groups of samples based on their elemental concentrations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22890, ResPubID23638, Chinese medicinal herbs, kidney function, mineral elements, atomic absorption spectroscopy, principal component analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
SEO Classification > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 06:37
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 06:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7656
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.01.106
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