Course Duration: 3 Hrs./Week
This subject has been introduced for the pharmacy course in order to make the student aware of medicinal uses of various naturally occurring drugs its history, sources, distribution, method of cultivation, active constituents, medicinal uses, identification tests, preservation methods, substitutes and adulterants.
Objectives of the Subject
Upon completion of the course student shall be able to:
- Under stand the basic principles of cultivation, collection and storage of crude drugs;
- Know the source, active constituents and uses of crude drugs; and
- Appreciate the applications of primary and secondary metabolites of the plant.