(Approved by AICTE, New Delhi & PCI, New Delhi)
Pharmacognosy is the very old and still having development potential among the various branches of Pharmacy.Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources. Pharmacognosy is "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances, potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources”.
Pharmacognosy lab of Nityananda College of Pharmacy is mainly concerned with the principles and procedures used in the identification, authentication, extraction, isolation of active consituents by chromatography techniques, purification and development of herbal formulations and assay methods for the isolated constituents apart from the academic syllabus. Attention is paid to the develpment of standardisation protocols for the herbal formulations. Focus is also paid to pharmacopoeial regulations, ICH, EU guide lines and principles of good manufacturing practices.