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Text Book of Pharmacognosy

ISBN : 9789385961052

Author(s) : U srinivasa

Year : 2016

Edition : 1

Cover Type : Paper Back

Size : 8.5 x 5.5

Weight : 175 gr./148P

Publisher : NPI

Subject : Health, Medicine & Pharmacy

Language : English

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Dr .U.Srinivasa obtained B. Pharma and M. Pharma from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, and Ph. D from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur and is presently involved in teaching in a degree college under the University Of Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He is a life member of Association of pharmaceutical teachers of India, Life member in Association of biotechnology and pharmacy. Dr. U. Srinivasa has published has published over 35 research papers in different national and international journals.

The author feels great pleasure in presenting the book “Pharmacognosy” for B. Pharm, Pharm.D  and  D.Pharm. The present book on Pharmacognosy has been written according to the syllabus of Pharmacognosy of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

Theauthor hopesthat the students, teachers and other readers will find the book interesting and to the point covering the course. I hope that the students will receive the book warmly.

Every effort is made to keep the book error free. The author will gratefully acknowledge the suggestions to improve the book to make it more useful.

This Book contains all important and neccessary subjects like Introduction, History and Scope of Pharmacognosy,

Classification of Crude Drugs, Alphabetical, morphological, chemical, pharmacological and chemotaxonomical methods,

Cultivation,  collection, processing and storage of crude drugs.

Selection of medicinal plant for cultivation, Advantages, Disadvantages, Preparation of crude drugs, storage of crude

drugs and conservation of medicinal plants. Study of morphological, microscopical and cell wall constituents of crude

drugs. Study of cell wall constituents and cell inclusions Study of morphology and microscopy of different parts – Leaf

(Datura, Senna) Bark (Cinchona, Cassia), Wood (Quassia), Stem (Ephedra), Root (Rauwolfia, Liquorice), Rhizome

(Ginger, Podophyllum), Flower (Clove), Fruits (Fennel, Coriander) and Seeds (Nux vomica, Isapgol)

CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Introduction, History and Scope of Pharmacognosy

CHAPTER 2

Classification of Crude Drugs

Alphabetical, morphological, chemical, pharmacological and chemotaxonomical methods

CHAPTER 3

Cultivation,  collection, processing and storage of crude drugs.

Selection of medicinal plant for cultivation, Advantages, Disadvantages, Preparation of crude drugs, storage of crude drugs and conservation of medicinal plants

CHAPTER 4

Detailed methods of cultivation and collection of medicinal plants Cultivation of senna, cinchona, isapgol, cardamom, opium, ergot

CHAPTER 5

Study of morphological, microscopical and cell wall constituents of crude drugs. Study of cell wall constituents and cell inclusions Study of morphology and microscopy of different parts – Leaf (Datura, Senna) Bark (Cinchona, Cassia), Wood (Quassia), Stem (Ephedra), Root (Rauwolfia, Liquorice), Rhizome (Ginger, Podophyllum), Flower (Clove), Fruits (Fennel, Coriander) and Seeds (Nux vomica, Isapgol)

CHAPTER 6

Study of natural pesticides, – Pyrethrum, Neem, Tobacco

CHAPTER 7

Study of plant constituents

  1. Brief study of various plants constituent
  2. Detailed study of primary cell constituents – Carbohydrates and related products
  3. Biological source, method of production, chemical constituents, tests, uses and adulterants of : Isapgol, linseed, honey, acacia, agar, sterculia, tragacanth , cellulose and its products, pectin, guar gum, sodium alginate

CHAPTER 8

 Lipids

  1. Definition, method of extraction, chemistry and method of analysis
  2. Study of method of production, chemical constituents, tests, uses and adulterants of the oils: Castor oil, shark liver oil, chaulmoogra oil, wool fat, bees wax, spermaceti, coca butter, olive oil.

CHAPTER 9

Proteins

  1. Definition, classification, chemistry, method of analysis
  2. Study of collagen, gelatin and its products

CHAPTER 10

Plant Fibres Used In Surgical Dressing And Related Products

CHAPTER 11

Drug Adulteration

Definition, methods and detection of adulterants

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