Application of Microwave-Assisted Extracting Technology to Extraction of Active Compounds from Chinese Materia Medica
Feng Nianping, Fan Guangping,Wu Chunlan and Han Zaoyang (Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine ,Shanghai 200032)
The microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) method is more advantageous than other traditional extraction methods (Soxhlet extraction, Sonication extraction, etc.) due to its higher yields, less time and lower cost. The MAE is a promising technology for extracting active compounds from Chinese mateeria medica.