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About the Book :This comprehensive textbook primarily aims at fulfilling the syllabus requirements of B.Pharm. students. It is specifically designed to impart knowledge about the alternative systems of medicine and modern pharmacognosy. Additionally, it will also serve as a valuable information resource to other health sciences students and researchers working in the field of herbal technology.Interesting Facts : Illustrated biosynthetic pathways of metabolites as well as extraction and isolation methodologies of medicinal compounds Bioactivity determination and synthesis of herbal products of human interest Information on Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and Chinese systems of medicine Simple narrative text that will help students quickly understand important concepts Over 300 illustrations and 120 tables to help students easily memorize and quickly recall vital conceptsContents :ContentsPART 1 Introduction to Pharmacognosy Chapter 1 History, Definition and Scope of PharmacognosyChapter 2 Alternative Systems of Medicine Chapter 3 Classification of Drugs of Natural Origin PART 2 Pharmaceutical Botany Chapter 4 Morphology of Different Plant Parts Chapter 5 Study of Different Families PART 3 Cultivation, Collection, Production and Utilization of Herbal DrugsChapter 6 Cultivation, Collection and Processing of Herbal Drugs Chapter 7 Indian Trade in Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsChapter 8 Utilization of Aromatic Plants and Derived ProductsChapter 9 Role of Medicinal Plants in National EconomyPART 4 Analytical Pharmacognosy Chapter 10 Drug AdulterationChapter 11 Evaluation of Crude DrugsChapter 12 Biological Screening of Herbal DrugsPART 5 Biogenesis of Phytopharmaceuticals Chapter 13 General Biosynthetic Pathways of Secondary MetabolitesPART 6 Pharmacognostical Study of Crude DrugsChapter 14 Drugs Containing Carbohydrates and Derived ProductsChapter 15 Drugs Containing AlkaloidsChapter 16 Drugs Containing GlycosidesChapter 17 Drugs Containing Volatile OilsChapter 18 Drugs Containing ResinsChapter 19 Drugs Containing Lipids Chapter 20 Drugs Containing TanninsChapter 21 Enzymes and Protein DrugsChapter 22 Fibres, Sutures and Surgical DressingsChapter 23 Drugs of Mineral OriginPART 7 Extraction, Isolation and Purification of Herbal Drugs Chapter 24 General Methods for Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Herbal DrugsChapter 25 Isolation of PhytopharmaceuticalsPART 8 Medicinal Plant Biotechnology Chapter 26 Plant Tissue Culture PART 9 Miscellaneous Chapter 27 Ayurvedic PharmacyChapter 28 Marine PharmacognosyChapter 29 Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals Chapter 30 Natural Pesticides Chapter 31 Poisonous Plants Chapter 32 Natural Allergens Chapter 33 Natural Colours and DyesChapter 34 Hallucinogenic Plants PART 10 Traditional Drugs of IndiaChapter 35 Detail Study of Traditional Drugs of India Index Biological Index About the Author :Dr Biren Shah, M.Pharm., Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor at Vidyabharti Trust College of Pharmacy, Umrakh, Gujarat. He has nine years of experience in teaching pharmacy graduates and postgraduates, and is also supervising doctoral students. His areas of interest include standardization of botanicals and pharmacological screening of herbal medicines. He has presented several papers in conferences and published more than 50 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 awards.Dr A.K. Seth, M.Pharm, Ph.D., is currently Principal and Dean at Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat. He has 25 years of experience in teaching pharmacy graduates and postgraduates, and is also supervising doctoral students. His areas of interest include standardization and development of herbal novel drug delivery systems. He has presented several papers in conferences and published more than 50 papers in international and national journals. He also has six books to his credit.

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