The course deliberates sedatives, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and other drugs derived from different medicinal plants organs. Diagnostic macro- and microscopic characteristics, active constituents, medicinal uses, qualitative chemical tests, detection of adulteration and patient safety are well detailed. The course discusses the medicinal uses of unorganized drugs, herbal remedies, surgical dressings and sutures, thus enabling students to perform proper patient counseling. It depicts the misuse of herbs, interactions, contraindications and role of pharmacist in pharmaceutical care.
Pre-requisite: PHAR 261