Berberine Hydrochloride

Botanical Name : Berberine

Common Name : Berberine

Plant Part Used : Fruit

Description / Appearance : Yellow color crystalline powder
Odor : Odorless
Taste : Bitter

Solubility

In Water : Very Slightly Soluble
In Methanol : Sparingly Soluble
In Ethanol : Slightly Soluble
Identification : By UV-Vis Spectrophotometry
Water Content : 8-12%
Residue on ignition : NMT 0.2%

Assay

Berberine hydrochloride (On dry basis by HPLC) : 95-102%
Total Heavy Metals : NMT 20 ppm

Microbiology Tests

a) Total Plate Count : NMT 1000 cfu/gm
b) Yeast and Mould : NMT 100 cfu/gm
c) Escherichia coli : Absent
d) Salmonella : Absent
e) Staphylo Coccus Aureus : Absent