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Course Name Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I Practical
Course Code BP409P
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester Four
Credits 2
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry I Practical’ is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Content

Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

  1. Analysis of crude drugs by chemical tests: (i)Tragaccanth (ii) Acacia (iii)Agar (iv) Gelatin (v) starch (vi) Honey (vii) Castor oil
  2. Determination of stomatal number and index.
  3. Determination of vein islet number, vein islet termination and paliside ratio.
  4. Determination of size of starch grains, calcium oxalate crystals by eye piece micrometer
  5. Determination of Fiber length and width
  6. Determination of number of starch grains by Lycopodium spore method
  7. Determination of Ash value
  8. Determination of Extractive values of crude drugs
  9. Determination of moisture content of crude drugs
  10. Determination of swelling index and foaming


Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. W.C.Evans, Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy, 16th edition, W.B. Sounders & Co., London, 2009.
  2. Tyler, V.E., Brady, L.R. and Robbers, J.E., Pharmacognosy, 9th Edn., Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1988.
  3. Text Book of Pharmacognosy by T.E. Wallis
  4. Mohammad Ali. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, CBS Publishers & Distribution, New Delhi.
  5. Text book of Pharmacognosy by C.K. Kokate, Purohit, Gokhlae (2007), 37th Edition, Nirali Prakashan, New Delhi.
  6. Herbal drug industry by R.D. Choudhary (1996), Ist Edn, Eastern Publisher, New Delhi.
  7. Essentials of Pharmacognosy, Dr.SH.Ansari, IInd edition, Birla publications, New Delhi, 2007
  8. Practical Pharmacognosy: C.K. Kokate, Purohit, Gokhlae
  9. Anatomy of Crude Drugs byM.A. Iyengar

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