In the captivating realm of the 6th semester Herbal Drug Technology, we delve into the intriguing subject of Herbal Drug Technology. This course shines a spotlight on the intersection of traditional wisdom and modern pharmaceutical advancements. We’ll be delving into the extraction, formulation, and utilization of therapeutic compounds from natural sources. From ancient remedies to cutting-edge research, Herbal Drug Technology offers a comprehensive understanding of harnessing the power of nature for modern healthcare. Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the secrets of plant-based medicine and its relevance in today’s world.

Herbal Drug Technology | bright medico | bright medico Notes


Herbs as raw material

  • Definition of herb, herbal medicine, herbal medicinal product, herbal drug preparation Source of Herbs
  • Selection, identification and authentication of herbal materials Processing of herbal raw material

Biodynamic Agriculture

  • Good agricultural practices in cultivation of medicinal plants including Organic farming.
  • Pest and Pest management in medicinal plants: Biopesticides/Bioinsecticides.

Indian Systems of Medicine

  • Basic principles involved in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy
  • Preparation and standardization of Ayurvedic formulations viz Aristas and Asawas, Ghutika,Churna, Lehya and Bhasma.



  • General aspects, Market, growth, scope and types of products available in the market. Health
  • benefits and role of Nutraceuticals in ailments like Diabetes, CVS diseases, Cancer, Irritable
  • bowel syndrome and various Gastro intestinal diseases. Study of following herbs as health food: Alfaalfa, Chicory, Ginger, Fenugreek, Garlic, Honey, Amla, Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Spirulina

Herbal-Drug and Herb-Food Interactions:

  • General introduction to interaction and classification. Study of following drugs and their possible side effects and interactions:
  • Hypercium, kava-kava, Ginkobiloba, Ginseng, Garlic, Pepper & Ephedr


Herbal Cosmetics

  • Sources and description of raw materials of herbal origin used via, fixed oils, waxes, gums colours, perfumes, protective agents, bleaching agents, antioxidants in products such as skin care, hair care and oral hygiene products.

Herbal excipients:

  • Herbal Excipients – Significance of substances of natural origin as excipients – colorants, sweeteners, binders, diluents, viscosity builders, disintegrants, flavors & perfumes.

Herbal formulations:

  • Conventional herbal formulations like syrups, mixtures and tablets and Novel dosage forms like phytosomes


  • Evaluation of Drugs WHO& ICH guidelines for the assessment of herbal drugs
  • Stability testing of herbal drugs.
  • Patenting and Regulatory requirements of natural products:
  • a) Definition of the terms: Patent, IPR, Farmers right, Breeder’s right, Bioprospecting and
  • Biopiracy
  • b) Patenting aspects of Traditional Knowledge and Natural Products. Case study of Curcuma
  • & Neem.
  • Regulatory Issues Regulations in India (ASU DTAB, ASU DCC), Regulation of
  • manufacture of ASUdrugs – Schedule Z of Drugs & Cosmetics Act for ASUdrugs.


  • General Introduction to Herbal Industry
  • Herbal drugs industry: Present scope and future prospects.
  • Schedule T -Good Manufacturing Practice of Indian systems of medicine
  • A brief account of plant based industries and institutions involved in work on medicinal and
  • aromatic plants in India.
  • Components of GMP (Schedule – T) and its objectives
  • Infrastructural requirements, working space, storage area, machinery and equipments,
  • standard operating procedures, health and hygiene, documentation and record

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