This comprehensive textbook primarily aims at fulfilling the syllabus requirements of B. Pharm. students. It is specifically designed to impart knowledge about the alternative systems of medicine and modern pharmacognosy. Additionally, it will also serve as a valuable information resource to other health sciences students and researchers working in the field of herbal technology.

Table of Contents:

Part 1: Introduction to Pharmacognosy

  • History, Definition and Scope of Pharmacognosy
  • Alternative Systems of Medicine
  • Classification of Drugs of Natural Origin

Part 2: Pharmaceutical Botany

  • Morphology of Different Plant Parts
  • Study of Different Families

Part 3: Cultivation, Collection, Production and Utilization of Herbal Drugs

  • Cultivation, Collection and Processing of Herbal Drugs
  • Indian Trade in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Utilization of Aromatic Plants and Derived Products
  • Role of Medicinal Plants in National Economy