FACULTY OF PHARMACY
Subject: PHARMACOGNOSY-IV Subject Code: PHM 3.5.4
Class: B.Pharmacy Semester -V Total Lectures: 45
Theory: 4 hr/week Practical: 4 hr/week
Lecturer: Mr. Neeraj Choudhary Phone: 09417590856
The major objective of this subject to study the modern and advancement in Herbal Drug Resarch. The
knowledge and deep understanding of Pharmacognosy helps a student to apply the knowledge in herbal
Lectures, Tests, Assignments, Presentations and activities
1. Biological sources, Prepration ,identifications tests and uses of the following enzymes-
Diastase, papain, pepsin, trypsin, pancreartin
3. Plant bitters and sweeteners.
5. Role of medicinal plant and aromatic plants in national economy.
7. General biosynthetic pathways of natural products like alkaloids, glycosides, terpenoids,
lignans,quassinoids, carotenoids and flavonoids.
12. Systematic study of source, cultivation, collection, processing, commercial varieties,
chemical constituents,substitutes, adulterants, uses, and specific chemical tests of
following alkaloid containing drugs :
13. Pyridine - piperidine: Tobacco, areca and lobelia
16. Tropane: Belladonna, hyoscyamus, datura, duboisia, coca and withania.
20. Quinoline and isoquinoline: cinchona, ipecac, opium
23. Indole: Ergot, rauwolfia, catharanthus, nux-vomica and physostigma.
27. Imidazole: Pilocarpus
28. Steroidal: Veratrum and kurchi
29. Alkaloidal amine: Ephedra and colchicum
30. Glycoalkaloid: Solanum
31. Purines: Coffee, tea and cola
33. Introduction, classification and study of different chromatographic methods and their
applications inevaluation of herbal drugs.
Modes of Assessment:
Modes of Assessment Score
Mid semester exam 40
1 Hourly test 20
2nd Hourly test 20
Total marks 100
1. Trease, G. E. and Evans, W.C. Pharmacognosy, Published by Elsevier, a Division of Reed Elsevier India
Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
2. Kokate, C.K., Purohit, A.P. and Gokhale, S.B Pharmacognosy, Nirali Prakashan, Pune.
3. Handa, S.S and Kapoor, V.K. Textbook of Pharmacognosy, Vallabh Prashan, New Delhi.
4. Medicinal Plants of India. ICMR, New Delhi.
5. Wallis, T.E. Textbook of Pharmacognosy, Fifth Edition, CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.
6. Tyler, V.C., Brady, L.R. and Robers, J.E. Pharmacognosy. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia.
Topics for Presentation & Assignments
Role of medicinal and aromatic plants in piperidine: Tobacco
Tropane: Belladonna, hyoscyamus, datura, Plant bitters and sweeteners.
duboisia, coca and withania
Imidazole: Pilocarpus Glycoalkaloid: Solanum
Purines: Coffee, tea and cola. Imidazole: Pilocarpus
General biosynthetic pathways of natural Introduction, classification and study of
products like alkaloids, glycosides, different chromatographic methods and their
terpenoids, lignans,quassinoids, carotenoids applications inevaluation of herbal drugs.
Imidazole: Pilocarpus Steroidal: Veratrum and kurchi
Quinoline and isoquinoline: cinchona, Tropane: Belladonna, hyoscyamus, datura,
ipecac, opium duboisia, coca and withania.
S.No. Name of experiment
1 General introduction to Alkaloids
2 To study the powder microscopy of the Ashwagandha.
3 To study the powder microscopy of the Rauwolfia.
4 To study the powder microscopy of the cinchona.
5 To study the powder macroscopy of the Nux-vomica.
6 To study the powder microscopy of the vinca.
7 To study the powder microscopy of the punarnava.
8 To study the powder microscopy of the ipeac.
9 To study the powder microscopy of the senna.
10 To prepare TLC plate
11 To isolate caffeine from tea .
12 To perform the TLC of Nux-vomica and Caffeine.
13 To Study the organoleptic characters of the drugs.
14 To carry out the T.S of clove
15 To carry out the T.S of coriander.
16 To Study organoleptic characters of the drugs.
17.. To carry out the T.S of vincas
Instruction for students:
1. Assignment must neatly presented
2. Late submission is not permissible and will attract minimum awards.
3. Presentation is compulsory
4. Each group is assigned different subject for the presentation day.
5. The presentation day attendance is equivalent to 4 lectures.
6. The synopsis must be submitted one week before the presentation.
7. 75% attendance is mandatory, below this percentage; student will not be allowed to appear in the
8. The student will record the details of practicals in the practical note book and get it checked every
time from the instructor after the experiment has been completed.