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B Pharm Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Unit 1 Pdf Notes


Hold onto your herbal teacups, Last Bench Pharmacist, because Unit 1 is all about cracking the code of plant-powered medicine. We'll ditch the dusty textbooks and dive into the fascinating world of pharmacognosy, where nature's bounty becomes your pharmacy. Think of it as a treasure hunt through the jungle, except instead of gold, you're searching for potent chemicals that can cure everything from headaches to heart disease. We'll learn how to classify these plant-based drugs, from the leafy greens to the slimy fungi, and even discover the secrets behind ensuring their quality and safety. Sure, there might be some Latin names and long chemical formulas, but hey, at least it's more fun than memorizing random facts about, well, anything else! So, grab your magnifying glass and your thirst for knowledge, download these B Pharm Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Unit 1 Pdf Notes, and get ready to unlock the secrets of nature's medicine cabinet!


B Pharm Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Notes
B Pharm Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Notes

B Pharm Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Unit 1 Pdf Notes


Unit 1


Chapter 1 (Introduction to Pharmacognosy)

(a) Definition, history, scope and development of Pharmacognosy

(b) Sources of Drugs – Plants, Animals, Marine & Tissue culture

(c) Organized drugs, unorganized drugs (dried latex, dried juices, dried extracts, gums and mucilages, oleoresins and oleo- gum -resins).





Chapter 2 (Classification of drugs)

Alphabetical, morphological, taxonomical, chemical, pharmacological, chemo and sero taxonomical classification of drugs




Chapter 3 (Quality control of Drugs of Natural Origin)

Adulteration of drugs of natural origin. Evaluation by organoleptic, microscopic, physical, chemical and biological methods and properties. Quantitative microscopy of crude drugs including lycopodium spore method, leafconstants, camera lucida and diagrams of microscopic objects to scale with camera lucida


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