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Botany and Medicinal Plants, Code 201

Aim of the Course

To provide students with knowledge necessary to identify and prepare a crude drug from the farm to the firm. Students should acquire knowledge concerning Dusting Powders and medicinal leafy plants.

Course Contents

  • General introduction, crude drug, natural products
  • Cultivation of drugs
  • Collection and drying of crude drugs
  • Changes occurring during drying and packing
  • Drug adulteration and their detection
  • Secondary plants metabolites
  • Explanation and handling of microscope
  • Examination of different starches
  • Different dusting powders
  • Mixture of dusting powders
  • Introduction of drugs composed of leaves
  • Leaves
  • Taxonomy


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