Pharmacognosy is study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources.
The Department conducts research work such as Phytochemical screening of natural drugs based on Ethnobotanical clues or traditional usage based on folklore. Plant preparations are said to be medicinal or herbal when they are used to promote health beyond basic nutrition. The study of drugs from plants includes the subjects of botany, chemistry and pharmacology. (more…)