COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Herbal Drug Technology - Practical
Course Code: 
BP609 P
Year Taught: 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Pharmacy
Campus: 
Kochi

'Herbal Drug Technology - Practical' is a course offered in the sixth semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

  1. To perform preliminary phytochemical screening of crude drugs.
  2. Determination of the alcohol content of Asava and Arista
  3. Evaluation of excipients of natural origin
  4. Incorporation of prepared and standardized extract in cosmetic formulations like creams, lotions and shampoos and their evaluation.
  5. Incorporation of prepared and standardized extract in formulations like syrups, mixtures and tablets and their evaluation as per Pharmacopoeial requirements.
  6. Monograph analysis of herbal drugs from recent Pharmacopoeias
  7. Determination of Aldehyde content
  8. Determination of Phenol content
  9. Determination of total alkaloids

Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. Textbook of Pharmacognosy by Trease & Evans.
  2. Textbook of Pharmacognosy by Tyler, Brady & Robber.
  3. Pharmacognosy by Kokate, Purohit and Gokhale
  4. Essential of Pharmacognosy by Dr.S.H.Ansari
  5. Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry by V.D.Rangari
  6. Pharmacopoeal standards for Ayurvedic Formulation (Council of Research in Indian Medicine & Homeopathy)
  7. Mukherjee, P.W. Quality Control of Herbal Drugs: An Approach to Evaluation of Botanicals. Busi- ness Horizons Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2002.