A Textbook of Pharmacognosy, Volume-I
  by Jignesh K Kevalia / Preeti Pandya / Madhavi Rabadia
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   ISBN 978-93-85529-59-7; 1st Ed. 2023, pp.xii+172

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   This book deals with Ayurvedic principles incorporated with modern subjects viz. Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, etc., to establish and standardize the Ayurvedic products.

   This book provides information of basic concepts of plant kingdom, its distribution, morphological identification, cultivation, collection and processing of crude drugs, general anatomy of plants along with detailed description of primary metabolites such as carbohydrates and plants containing them. The drugs covered herein are important either from pharmaceutical point of view or because of their medicinal importance in Ayurveda.

   It will be useful to not only students of both Allopathic and Ayurvedic pharmacy but will also be beneficial to faculties, pharma industries and, research persons who are deeply involved in this field.

   Bounteously, authors have strived to fill a gap and create a platform by providing both modern and ancient literature to share knowledge of the pharma sector through this book.


1.Classification of Plant Kingdom and Nomenclature
     1.1. Branches of Plant Study
     1.2. Thallophyta
     1.3. Bryophyta
     1.4. Pteridophyta
     1.5. Spermatophyta
     1.6. Units of Classification
2.Morphology of Plant Parts
     2.1. Root
     2.2. Stem
     2.3. Bark
     2.4. Wood
     2.5. Leaf
     2.6. Flower
          2.6.1. Aestivation
          2.6.2. Attachment of Anther to the Filament
     2.7. Ovule
          2.7.1. Placentation
     2.8. Inflorescence
     2.9. General Fruit
     2.10. General Comparative Characteristics of Dicot and Monocot

3.Families and their Medicinal Plants
     3.1. Ranunculaceae (Ativish, Murva)
     3.2. Menispermaceae (Guduchi)
     3.3. Cruciferae (Chandrasura, Moolak)
     3.4. Capparidaceae (Ajgandha) 44
     3.5. Malvaceae (Bala, Atibala)
     3.6. Rutaceae (Bilva)
     3.7. Fabaceae (Palash)
     3.8. Caesalpiniaceae (Aragvadh)
     3.9. Mimosae (Khadir)
     3.10. Umbelliferae (Mandookparni, Dhanyaka)
     3.11. Asteraceae (Bhringraj)
     3.12. Apocynaceae (Kutaj)
     3.13. Solanaceae (Aswagandha)
     3.14. Convolvulaceae (Shankhpuspi)
     3.15. Euphorbiaceae (Eranda)
     3.16. Liliaceae (Shatavari)    

4.Source of Drugs
     4.1. Plant
     4.2. Minerals (Abhraka, Vaikranta, Makshika, Vimala, Shilajit,
     Sasyaka, Rasaka, Chapala, Gandhak, Gairika, Kasisa, kankshi
     Hartala, Manahashila, Anjana, Gauripashana, Hingula)

5.Tissue Culture and its role in Herbal Market
     5.1. Significance
     5.2. Techniques
     5.3. Advantages of Tissue Culture

6.Cultivation, Collection and Processing of Crude Drugs
     6.1. Soil, Soil Fertility
     6.2. Fertilizers
     6.3. Factors Influencing Cultivation of Plants
     6.4. Methods for Pest Control
     6.5. Methods of Plant Propagation
     6.6. Methods of Irrigation
     6.7. Plant Growth Regulators
     6.8. Drying of Drugs
     6.9. Garbling or Dressing
     6.10. Packing
     6.11. Storage

7.Definition, Brief History and Scope of Pharmacognosy
     7.1. Definition
     7.2. History
     7.3. Scope

8.Various Indian Systems of Medicines
     8.1. Ayurveda
     8.2. Siddha
     8.3. Unani
     8.4. Homoeopathy
     8.5. Yoga
     8.6. Naturopathy
     8.7. Sowa-Rigpa

9.Classification of Crude Drugs
     9.1. Alphabetical
     9.2. Taxonomical
     9.3. Morphological
     9.4. Chemical
     9.5. Pharmacological
     9.6. Systematic Study of Crude Drugs

     10.1. Permanent Tissue
          10.1.1. Simple Tissue
          10.1.2. Complex Tissue
     10.2. Secretory Tissue

11.Anatomical Differentiation of Dicot & Monocot
     11.1. Root
     11.2. Stem
     11.3. Leaf

     12.1. Introduction and Background
     12.2. Monosaccharide
     12.3. Disaccharide
     12.4. Oligosaccharide
     12.5. Polysaccharide
     12.6. Chemical Test
     12.7. Polysaccharide Containing Drugs
          12.7.1. Starch Grains (Amrit Satva, Honey)
          12.7.2. Gums (Babul Niryas, Ghatti Gum, Shalmali Niryas, Karaya Gum, Guar Gum, Svetmusli)
          12.7.3. Mucilage (Methika, Brihat, Gokshura, Ashwagol, Chandrasura)

          Botanical Phraseology
          Allopathic Phraseology
          Ayurvedic Phraseology