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Course Name Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry II – Practical
Course Code BP508P
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester Five
Credits 2
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


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

Course Content

Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

  1. Morphology, histology and powder characteristics & extraction & detection of: Cinchona, Cinnamon, Senna, Clove, Ephedra, Fennel and Coriander
  2. Exercise involving isolation & detection of active principles
    1. Caffeine – from tea dust.
    2. Diosgenin from Dioscorea
    3. Atropine from Belladonna
    4. Sennosides from Senna
  3. Separation of sugars by Paper chromatography
  4. TLC of herbal extract
  5. Distillation of volatile oils and detection of phytoconstitutents by TLC
  6. Analysis of crude drugs by chemical tests: (i) Asafoetida (ii) Benzoin (iii) Colophony (iv) Aloes (v) Myrrh


Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. W.C.Evans, Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy, 16th edition, W.B. Sounders & Co., London, 2009.
  2. Mohammad Ali. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, CBS Publishers & Distribution, New Delhi.
  3. Text book of Pharmacognosy by C.K. Kokate, Purohit, Gokhlae (2007), 37th Edition, Nirali Prakashan, New Delhi.
  4. Herbal drug industry by R.D. Choudhary (1996), Ist Edn, Eastern Publisher, New Delhi.
  5. Essentials of Pharmacognosy, Dr.SH.Ansari, IInd edition, Birla publications, New Delhi, 2007
  6. Herbal Cosmetics by H.Pande, Asia Pacific Business press, Inc, New Delhi.
  7. A.N. Kalia, Textbook of Industrial Pharmacognosy, CBS Publishers, New Delhi, 2005.
  8. R Endress, Plant cell Biotechnology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994.
  9. Pharmacognosy & Pharmacobiotechnology. James Bobbers, Marilyn KS, VE Tylor.
  10. The formulation and preparation of cosmetic, fragrances and flavours.
  11. Remington’s Pharmaceutical sciences.
  12. Text Book of Biotechnology by Vyas and Dixit.
  13. Text Book of Biotechnology by R.C. Dubey.

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