PHRM 221 Medical Botany

Cr: 2 (2 Lec., 1 Pract.) Prerequisite NONE

Presents historical background, definition of drugs, classification of plant kingdom with special emphasis on medicinal plants and their forms. Identification of selected medicinal plants belonging to different families particularly those applied in dental preparations and clinical dentistry practice (Clove), detection of bioactive constituents, medicinal uses, side effects, addiction and misuse of drugs from natural origin (Cathe, Opium, Cannabis).