Phytotherapy (2 hrs Lecture+2 hrs Practical)

  • College of Pharmacy |


The course aims to enable students to attain the systematic approach for herbal prescribing through a comparative study of both traditional and scientifically based uses of herbal drugs in the treatment of various clinical disorders. The course provides clinical pharmacy students with review of the available information on how botanicals may normalize an altered function. Approval by World Health Organization (WHO), German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Commission E) is the base for selection of the studied herbs. The herbal drugs treated in combined way relative to pharmacognosy, pharmacology and toxicology. Special concern is given to the possible mode of action of the herbal drugs based on experimental and clinical pharmacological studies and highlighting the merits of using biocomputational approaches and metabolomics to link chemical profile and bioactivity of herbal drugs as well as evaluate the phytoequivalency of the herbal formulations. Also, the student should understand the basis of complementary and alternative medicine with emphasis on herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, homeopathies, aromatherapy & their effect on maintaining optimum health and prevention of chronic diseases.


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  • Intended Learning Outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to: a. Knowledge and Understanding a.1. Identify herb-related problems such as herb-drug interactions and adverse herb reactions a.2. Recognize social health hazards of natural drug abuse, misuse and toxic agents a.3. Explain the mechanism of interaction of herbal drugs with traditional mainstay drugs a.4. Describe the indications and side effects of various herbal remedies a.5. List the different herbal medications available in the local and international market b. Intellectual Skills b.1. Predict the outcomes of various herbal combinations. b.2. Select the suitable herbal remedy to treat certain disease condition c. Professional and Practical Skills c.1. Practice patient counseling when dispensing herbal OTC and prescription product d. General and Transferable Skills d.1. Practice teamwork through group discussions. d.2. Develop professional skills through self-learning and retrieve up-to-date information through the access to the web and central libraries.


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