Drug discovery Isolation of medicinal components
Good afternoon, I am interested in how medicinal components are isolated from plants, mushrooms, etc.?
Extraction is a method of extracting a substance from a solution or dry mixture using a suitable solvent (extractant). Solvents that do not mix with this mixture are used to extract from the mixture. All existing extraction methods are classified into static and dynamic.
I agree, extraction is the main share, although it is not homogeneous and includes various species. There are also other methods - steam distillation, electrodialysis, electroplasmolysis
also worth mentioning is the extraction with ultrasound
@argentum by the way, I recently learned about electroplasmolysis, it is quite good for isolating components
@argentum Currently, this process is widely used in industry, it allows to significantly increase the yield of the component.