Black Cohosh Fluidextract
» Black Cohosh Fluidextract is prepared from Black Cohosh by extraction with hydroalcoholic mixtures or isopropanolwater mixtures. Each mL contains the extracted constituents of 1 g of the plant material. It contains not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of triterpene glycosides, calculated as 23-epi-26-deoxyactein (C37H56O10).
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers, and store in a cool place.
Labeling It meets the requirements for Labeling under Botanical Extracts 565. Label it to indicate the content, in percentage, of triterpene glycosides, calculated as 23-epi-26-deoxyactein. Dosage forms prepared with this article should bear the following statement: Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if you have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Actein RS . USP 23-epi-26-Deoxyactein RS.
USP Powdered Black Cohosh Extract RS.
A: Thin-Layer Chromatographic Identification Test 201
Test solution Use the Fluidextract.
Standard solution 1, Standard solution 2, Developing solvent system, Spray reagent, and Procedure Proceed as directed for Identification test A under Black Cohosh.
B: Thin-Layer Chromatographic Identification Test 201
Test solution Use the Fluidextract, diluting if necessary with a suitable solvent to obtain a solution containing about 0.25 mg per mL of triterpene glycosides.
Standard solution 1, Standard solution 2, Developing solvent system, Spray reagent, and Procedure Proceed as directed for Identification test B under Black Cohosh.
C: The chromatogram of the Test solution exhibits peaks for cimiracemoside A, 26-deoxycimicifugoside, (26S)-actein, 23-epi-26-deoxyactein, cimigenol-arabinoside, and cimigenol-xyloside at retention times corresponding to those compounds in the chromatogram of the Standard solution, as obtained in the test for Content of triterpene glycosides. The ratio of the peak areas of cimigenol-arabinoside to cimigenol-xyloside is not less than 0.4 (distinction from Cimicifuga foetida).
Microbial enumeration 2021 The total bacterial count does not exceed 104 per g, and the total combined molds and yeasts count does not exceed 103 per g.
Heavy metals, Method II 231: 10 µg per g.
Content of triterpene glycosides
Solution A, Solution B, Mobile phase, System suitability solution, Standard solution, 23-epi-26-Deoxyactein standard solutions, and Chromatographic system Proceed as directed in the test for Content of triterpene glycosides under Black Cohosh.
Test solution Use the Fluidextract, diluting if necessary with a suitable solvent to obtain a solution containing about 0.75 mg per mL of triterpene glycosides. Centrifuge, or pass through a filter having a 0.45-µm or finer porosity.
Procedure Proceed as directed in the test for Content of triterpene glycosides under Black Cohosh. Calculate the content of triterpene glycosides, in percentage, in the portion of Fluidextract taken by adding the percentages calculated for the individual analytes.
Other requirements It meets the requirements for Residual Solvents and Pesticide Residues under Botanical Extracts 565.
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