The universal role of plant is the treatment of disease by their employment in all the major system of medicine. Pharmacognosy is the foundation of pharmacy and Current Traditional Medicine, which covers all the aspects of the modernization and standardization research on traditional medicine of the world, e.g. Chemistry, pharmacology, molecular mechanism, systems biology, proteomics, genomics, metabolic, safety, quality control, clinical studies of traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani, Arabic, Homeo and other ethnomedicine.
Traditional Medicine is a leading and important international medicine system reflecting the current outstanding scientific research progresses of the global traditional, indigenous, folk and ethnologist medicine. Pharmacognosy provides a bridge connected to the traditional medicine system to the modern life science.
In our college Pharmacognosy department was provided with adequate facilities. The department comprises of good faculty to provide depth of knowledge in Pharmacognosy. The goal of our department is to provide a viable platform for our students of future scientists and researchers to promote, share and discuss novel issues and perspectives in diverse areas of physiotherapy and ethnobotany and to keep track of the most recent methodological and theoretical developments in the discipline.
We aims to provide information regarding Pharmacognosy, herbs and medicinal plants, structured from basic issues such as the macro & morphological characteristics of the vegetative organs, to the deeper and more complex Pharmacognosy issues as the analysis of active ingredients and other substances or compounds such as essential oils, their uses and medicinal properties.
The department maintains a medicinal garden in our college campus with documented collections of living plants with educational displays for scientific research, conservation and facilitate a direct view of good medicinal plants and improve the cultivation knowledge within our students.
Finest infrastructure with sophisticated and well-equipped laboratories for Extraction, Isolation of active principles, Preparation and standardization of herbal formulations, Nature cures for physical design.
Microscopical / Microchemical study
Extraction of phytoconstituents by different methods
Isolation of compounds by COLUMN, TLC, HPTLC, HPLC Methods
Estimation of Phyto constituents
Isolation of volatile oils
Invitro activity studies
Standardisation of herbal formulations
A Museum is available with a number of specimens like medicinal plant photos, Histological charts, Models, Crude drug and different herbal formulations.
In KCP Medicinal garden the visitors can find around 250 medicinal plants with name board; the board displays the botanical name and uses of the plant. The visitors can find medicinal plants that help to cure a number of diseases from cold sores to cancer.
Approved by Pharmacy council of India (PCI), New Delhi
Affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai.
Karpagam College of Pharmacy