A Laboratory Manual of Pharmacognosy serves as a complete guide to refer as a manual and as well as for recording experiments. This book presents four major chapters supported by 31 experiments, including some introductory experiments to understand the subject. It provides clean and self-explanatory diagrams in transverse section and morphology section. This manual provides an ease to students and faculty to record their observations and results as well as to draw diagrams opposite the figures through proper space given for such experiments.
It is prepared keeping in view the latest Diploma Pharmacy syllabus of Pharmacy Council of India. This book will be useful for students and faculty in Diploma Pharmacy, B Pharmacy as well as UG and PG students of Ayurveda and Unani medicine.
General Introduction 1. To study the structure and working of a simple dissecting microscope and compound microscope 2. To study about various kinds of microscopic preparations and the steps involved in microscopy Morphological Identification of Drugs 3. To perform general chemical tests for identification of Starch and Carbohydrates 4. To perform chemical tests for Tragacanth and Acacia 5. To perform general chemical tests for Protein/amino acid and Gelatin 6. To perform chemical tests for Guar gum and Agar 7. To perform general chemical tests for Castor oil and Lipids/fats/fixed oil 8. To perform chemical tests for Tannins and Catechu 9. To perform chemical tests for Resins, Asafoetida and Benzoin 10. To perform general chemical tests for Alkaloids 11. To perform chemical tests for anthraquinone, saponin, steroidal and triterpenoidal glycosides Anatomical Studies (Transverse Section) 12. To prepare and study T.S. of Fennel fruit 13. To prepare and study T.S. of Coriander fruit 14. To prepare and study T.S. of Clove 15. To prepare and study T.S. of Cinnamon bark 16. To prepare and study T.S. of Cinchona bark 17. To prepare and study T.S. of Senna leaf 18. To prepare and study T.S. of Datura leaf 19. To prepare and study T.S. of Ipecac root 20. To prepare and study T.S. of Nuxvomica seed 21. To prepare and study T.S. of Ginger Morphological Identification of Drugs 22. To study the morphology of Ispagula (seed and husk) 23. To study the morphology of Senna leaf 24. To study the morphology of the fruits of Coriander and Fennel 25. To study the morphology of Cardamom and black pepper 26. To study the morphology of the fruits of Bada-gokharu and Chota-gokharu 27. To study the morphology of the roots of Ginger and Rauwolfia 28. To study the morphology of Nutmeg seed and Clove flowering bud 29. To study the morphology of Ephedra and Punarnava 30. To study the morphology of Cinnamon and Cinchona bark Identification of Fibers 31. To perform chemical and microscopical examination of fibers used in surgical dressings Index.
Sayeed Ahmad :- Dr Sayeed Ahmad is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy in Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), New Delhi. He did his postdoc from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA (2011) and also worked as Visiting Scientist in Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman (2012). He has been honored with the University Gold Medal, DST fast track Young Scientist Award (2007), CST-UP Young Scientist Award (2008-09), DST BOYSCAST, AICTE Career award (2009-10), PD Sethi award in year 2009 and 2013 for best publication on HPTLC and Al Ameen College of Pharmacy award (2014) for best publication in IJPER. He has to his credit more than 170 publications, including reviews and research papers in national & international, and proceedings in several refereed journals. He is the member of the Unani Pharmacopoeial Sub Committee, EC members of APTI and IPA (Delhi branch) as well as an Editorial board member of Annals of Phytomedicine (an international journal) and Journal of Medicinal Plant Research.He has supervised 20 M Pharm and 22 PhD scholars. His field of interest in research is Metabolomics, Chromatographic analysis, including HPTLC, HPLC and GCMS, etc., for targeted and untargeted metabolites in biological systems and for quality control.
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