Tremendous raise up on medicinal plants in global market, the marketers are focusing to improve their turnover and hence the feasibility of adulteration using similar physiological and/or chemical propertied materials are being increased. To overcome these quality issues on Emblica officinalis based herbal samples, the present investigation carried out to study thermal decomposition nature and elemental compositions of its genuine sample and market available commercial samples. The TGA-DTA studies provided significant differences in the decomposition percentage of phytochemicals as 28.4% and 21.5% for genuine (AMGS) and market (AMMS) samples respectively. It implies that the beneficial components of E. officinalis are declined while commercialization of this herbal. Also the mineral compositional studies using EDAX and ICP-OES opened the micro nutritive elements shortages in commercial samples while comparing the genuine. The obtained results strongly evidenced that these decomposition and elemental studies can be helpful to scrutinize the certainty of E. officinalis samples and may other herbals too.
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