Review on pesticide residue analytical methods and residue status in medicinal plants
C Selvi and M Paramasivam
Medicinal plants are consumed worldwide for the treatment of several diseases and are important raw materials for the production of photochemical by pharmaceutical industries. The medicinal plant is susceptible to wide ranges of pests and diseases, which causes economic crop loss as well as quality of herbal products and is often treated with chemical pesticides to manage these problems. The presence of trace level of pesticide residues in the herbal plants, which impose serious health risks to human health. Several studies have been reported the presence of pesticide residues in medicinal plants and their preparations. This review is conducted to provide different analytical methods for analysis of pesticide residues and residue status in the medicinal plants.