A chemical marker from the rhizomes of Zingiber zerumbet was extracted, isolated and purified using methanol extraction and
Vacuum Liquid Chromatography (VLC) method. The sample was extracted with methanol and concentrated followed by
fractionation with ethyl acetate and methanol. Ethyl acetate soluble fraction and methanol soluble fraction was subjected to
silica gel column chromatography to afford nine fractions. Gradient elutions were carried out using n-hexane-ethyl acetate (8:2,
7:3, 6:4, 5:5, and 3:7 vol./vol.), ethyl acetate 100%, ethyl acetate-methanol (5:5 vol./vol.) and finally methanol 100%. The
isolated and purified chemical marker crystals were subjected to High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to confirm
the purity. Purification of the chemical marker gave a white crystal with 97.96% purity and allegedly as 5-hydroxyzerumbone..