Jonas James Atienza, Dana Isabelle Segui, Royce Arcigal, Juzleen Bracewell, Mariko Dimasuay, Paolo Robert Bueno and Ruel Valerio De Grano
Analytical chemistry is a branch of science that deals with chemical analysis responding to changing conditions. It is related to phytochemistry that deals with plant phytochemicals which are beneficial for preventing illnesses and maintaining long-term health. This review comprehensively studied the plant Vitex negundo Linn (Lagundi) by exploring different analytical methods utilized in extracting its common active secondary metabolites depending on its efficiency, selectivity and convenience. In this paper, most studies that had been gathered employed high yield, efficiency, and selectivity, making it difficult to determine a standardized method for V. negundo Linn due to the optimal environmental conditions and solvents that are being utilized. Hence, optimization remains vital for the variety of applications in extracting bioactive compounds from V. negundo Linn to achieve a minimum level of impurities and an acceptable degree of reproducibility and repeatability of bioactive compounds of interest.
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