1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION:

Historical Development and Scope of Pharmacognosy. Traditional system of Medicine/medicinal plants. Evolution of Modern system of Medicine (History of Modern System of Medicine). Classification of Crude Drugs with Special Emphasis to Chemical and Therapeutical System of Classification. Terminology Used in Pharmacognosy. Preparation of Crude Drugs for Commercial Market, Methods of Cultivation, Drying, Storage. Preservation, Packing, Deterioration and Adulteration of Crude Drugs. Evaluation of Crude Drugs I E. Organoleptic, Microscopic, Physical, Chemical and Biological.
 
2. THE STUDY OF THE CRUDE DRUGS BELONGING TO VARIOUS FAMILIES OF MEDICINAL IMPORTANCE

Families Crude Drugs

a. Ranunculanceae Aconitum, Larkspur, Pulsatilla, Hydrastis.

b. Papaveraaceae Papaver Somniferum, Sanguinaria, Canadensis.

c. Leguminosae Acacia, Glycyrrhiza, Senna, Cassia, Tamarind.


d. Umbelliferae Fennel, Carum, Coriander, Conium, Asafoetida.

e. Apocynaceae Rauwolfia, Catharanthus.

f. Solanaceae Belladonna, Hycscyamus, Stramonium Capsicum.

g. Scrophulariaceae Digitalis, Verbascum (Mullien).
h. Labiatae Peppermint, Thyme, Spearmint, Salvia, Ocimum.

i. Liliaceae Garlic, Colchicum, Aloe.

j. Zingiberaceae Ginger, Curcuma.
 
3. GROWTH REGULATORS:

General account with special reference
to Auxins, Gibberellins Abscisic acid, Cytokinins and Ethylene.