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

Part 4: Analytical Pharmacognosy

  • Drug Adulteration
  • Evaluation of Crude Drugs
  • Biological Screening of Herbal Drugs

Part 5: Biogenesis of Phytopharmaceuticals

  • General Biosynthetic Pathways of Secondary Metabolites

Part 6: Pharmacognostical Study of Crude Drugs

  • Drugs Containing Carbohydrates and Derived Products
  • Drugs Containing Alkaloids
  • Drugs Containing Glycosides
  • Drugs Containing Volatile Oils
  • Drugs Containing Resins
  • Drugs Containing Lipids
  • Drugs Containing Tannins
  • Enzymes and Protein Drugs
  • Fibres, Sutures and Surgical Dressings
  • Drugs of Mineral Origin

Part 7: Extraction, Isolation and Purification of Herbal Drugs

  • General Methods for Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Herbal Drugs
  • Isolation of Phytopharmaceuticals

Part 8: Medicinal Plant Biotechnology

  • Plant Tissue Culture

Part 9: Miscellaneous

  • Ayurvedic Pharmacy
  • Marine Pharmacognosy
  • Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals
  • Natural Pesticides
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Natural Allergens
  • Natural Colours and Dyes
  • Hallucinogenic Plants

Part 10: Traditional Drugs of India

  • Detail Study of Traditional Drugs of India

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