PDF Text book of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry

Textbook of pharamcognosy and Phytochemistry pdf book

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What is Pharamcognosy

Pharamcognosy is the study of drugs of
natural origin..
The term comes from two Greek Words : “pharmakon” meaning drug or medicine and “gnosis” meaning Knowledge. The American society of Pharmacognosy defines;

Pharmacognosy as the study of the Physical, chemical and biochemical biological properties of drugs, drug Substance or potential drugs or drug Substance of natural origin as well as
the search for new drugs from natural Source.

Phytochemistry –

Photochemistry is the study of phytochemicals, which are chemicals derived from plants. Those studying photochemistry Strive to describe the structure of the large number of secondary metabolic compounds found in plants, the function of these compounds in human and plant biology and the biosynthesis of these compounds. Plant synthesize phytochemicals for many reasons including to protect themselves against insects attacks and plant diseases.

Phytochemicals in food plants are often active in human biology and in many cases have health benifits.
The compound found in plants are of many kinds, but most are in four major biochemicals classes alkaloids, glycosides, polyphenols and terpenses.

About book :

Pharmacognosy embraces a number of scientific and other l disciplines providing a unified and comprehen-sive treatment of medicinal plants.
This comprehensive textbook is Primarily aimed at the course requirement of the B. Pharmacy students. This book is specially designed to impart knowledge alternative system of medicine as well as modern Pharmacognosy. It would also serve as a valuable resources of information to other allied botanical and alternative health care science students as well as researchers and industrial working in the field of herbal technology..

About author

Dr. Biren shah, M. Pharma. Ph.D., is Currently associated professor at vidyabharti trust college of pharmacy, Umrakh gujarat. He has nine year experience in teaching pharmacy graduate and postgraduate and is also supervising doctoral students. His area of intrest include standardization of botanical and pharmacological screening of herbal medicine.
He has presented sevral papers in international and national journals. He also has 10 books to his credit. He has been honoured as the best educationist of the year 2012 and with many more award ..
Dr. A.k.seth, M.pharma, Ph.D, is Currently principal and dean at sumandeep vidyapeeth, Vadodara gujarat. He has 25 year of experience in teaching pharmacy graduate and postgraduate, and is also supervising doctoral students. His areas of intrest include standardization and development of herbal novel drug delivery system. He has presented several paper in confrences and published more than 50 paper in international and national journal. He also has six book to his credit..

Content –

PART – A : Introduction to Pharmacognosy

  • Chapter 1 – History, Definition and Scope of Pharmacognosy
  • Chapter 2 – Alternative Systems of Medicines.
  • Chapter 3 – Classification of Drugs of Natural Origin.

    PART – B : Pharmaceutical Botany

  • Chapter 4 – Morphology of Different Parts of Medicinal Plant
  • Chapter 5 – Study of Different Families

    PART – C : Cultivation, Collection, Production and Utilization of Herbal Drugs.

  • Chapter 6 – Cultivation, Collection and Processing of Herbal Drugs .
  • Chapter 7 – Indian Trade in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
  • Chapter 8 – Utilization of Aromatic Plants and Derived Products.

    PART – D : Analytical Pharmacognosy

  • Chapter 10 – Drug Adulteration.
  • Chapter 11 – Evaluation of Crude Drugs .

    PART – E : Biogenesis of Phytopharmaceuticals

  • Chapter 12 – Biological Screening of Herbal Drugs.
  • Chapter 13 – General Biosynthetic Pathways of Secondary Metabolites.

    PART – F : Pharmacognostical Study of Crude Drugs.

  • Chapter 14 – Drugs Containing Carbohydrates and Derived Products.
  • Chapter 15 – Drugs Containing Alkaloids.

    PART – G : Extraction, Isolation and Purification of Herbal Drugs.

  • Chapter 24 – General Methods for Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Herbal Drugs.
  • Chapter 25 – Isolation of Phytopharmaceuticals.

    PART – H Medicinal Plant Biotechnology.

  • Chapter 26 – Plant Tissue Culture.

    PART – I Miscellaneous

  • Chapter 27 – Ayurvedic Pharmacy
  • Chapter 28 Marine Pharmacognosy.

    PART – J Traditional Drugs of India

  • Chapter 35 – Detail Study of Traditional Drugs of India.


    Book’ Name : Textbook of pharamcognosy and Phytochemistry.
    Edition : Eighth Edition
    Authors : Biren Shah and A.k. Seth
    Size Of PDF : 14.15 MB
    Number of Pages : 583



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