The Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry at Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham University is an academic department in the School of Pharmacy. The goal of the department of Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry is not only to excel in the field of education but also to conduct social and charitable outreach programs. The department seeks to bridge the ever- widening gap between modern pharmaceuticals and traditional drug systems. Towards this end our department also has programmes for phytochemists to do research on isolation of molecules of herbal drugs as part of pharmacological studies, with phased clinical trials. AIMS (more…)