PG 101 – Pharmacognosy I

Course lecturer :

  • Prof. Taha Mostafa Sarg
  • Dr. Hanan Samir Marzouk

Course assistant :

  • T.A. Samar Bassam
  • T.A. Dalia ElSheikh
  • Ph. Meriam Gamal
  • Ph. Abeer AlaaEldeen
  • Ph. Yasmin Ahmed
  • Ph. Yara Samy
  • Ph. Rana Said
  • Ph. Hala Ibrahim

Course objectives :

Upon successful completion of this course, the students should have information about the medicinal leaves, barks, woods, galls, flowers and seeds, and be able to illustrate their detailed morphological and histological characters, active constituents and uses for treatment of different ailments.

Course description :

1- Introduction to pharmacognosy and materia medica:Production of crude drugs from medicinal plants

2- Cell differentiation and cell contents

3- Drugs derived from leaves: Introduction (morphological and histological characters of the organ), (eg. Senna, Digitalis, Buchu, Japorandi, Boldo, Uva ursi, Henna, Guava and some solanaceous leaves). their characters in either entire or powdered form, constituents, uses and chemical tests.

4- Drugs derived from barks: Introduction (morphological and histological characters of the organ), (eg. Cinnamon, Cassia, Cascarilla, Cinchona, Pomegranate, Cascara, Frangula, and Canella), their characters in either entire or powdered form, constituents, uses and chemical tests.

5- Drugs derived from galls (e.g. Aleppo and chinese galls) and woods: Introduction, (eg. Quassia), their characters in either entire or powdered form, constituents, uses and chemical tests.

6- Drugs derived from Flowers: Introduction (morphological and histological characters of the organ) (eg. Compositae flowers, Clove, Lavander, Tilia, Hibiscus, Saffron, Safflower flowers), their characters in either entire or powdered form, constituents, uses and chemical tests.

7- Drugs derived from seeds: Introduction (morphological and histological characters of the organ) (eg. Linseed, Foenugreek, Cardamom, Strophanthus, Black mustard, White mustard, Nux vomica, Black seed, Colchicum and Psyllium seed), their characters in either entire or powdered form, constituents, uses and chemical tests.

Course assessment :

  • Final Written Exam (50%) 150 marks
  • Final Oral Exam (10%) 30 marks
  • Midterm Exam (10%) 30 marks
  • Course Work (30%) 90 marks

Recommended text books :

1- Trease G. E. and Evans W. C.\”Pharmacognosy\”; 16th ed., Saunders Bailliere. Tindall, London (2009).

2- Mohamed A. \”Pharmacognosy\”; 2nd ed., CBS publishers & distributors, New Delhi. Bangalore, India (2008).

Recommended refrences :

  1. Krebs JE, Lewin B, Goldstein ES, Kilpatrick ST, (2013), Lewin\’s Essential Genes. 3rd edition. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  2. McLennan A, Turner P, Bates A, (2012), BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology. 4th edition. Garland Science.
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