DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOGNOSY

Pharmacognosy deals with medicines derived from natural sources and it involves the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of molecules of natural origin, obtained from plants, animals, minerals and marine sources so as to ascertain their potential as lead drug molecules. Pharmacognosy is interdisciplinary branch involving a broad spectrum of biological and socio-scientific topics, including botany, ethno botany, marine biology, herbal medicine, phytochemistry, plant biotechnology - tissue culture, production of secondary metabolites and development of herbal formulations. WHO has estimated that majority of all the global inhabitants rely on curative natural systems of medicine for their primary health needs and these systems are largely of traditional origin. The department of Pharmacognosy focuses on research, based on evaluation of medicinal plants including isolation, purification, identification and structural elucidation of bioactive molecules and development & standardization of herbal formulations.
Our Objectives:
 To investigate natural resources for biological applications.
 To emphasize on the morphological and microscopical distinctions between plant species.
To develop new herbal formulations and cosmetics.
 To standardize extracts and herbal formulations.
 To carry out reverse Pharmacognosy of Traditional Indian Medicines.


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NAME

DETAILS

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LAB AREA

880 SQ.FT.

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LAB INCHARGE

MS.S. R. UNHALKAR

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LAB TECHNICIAN

MS MEERA DEOKAR

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EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

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MONOCULAR MICROSCOPE

15

2

BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE

08

3

DIGITAL MICROSCOPE

01

4

WATER BATH

01

5

HOT PLATES

02

6

MECHANICAL STIRRER

01

7

WEIGHING BALANCE

01

8

HOT AIR OVEN

01

9

MUFTLE FURNACE

01