Department of Pharmacognosy

  •                Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines derived from natural sources. The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources.

    Objective of the department

    • To emphasize on standardization of herbal medicine with respect to its morphological, microscopical and preliminary phytochemical investigation.

    • Formulation and standardization of herbal formulation.

    • Isolation and characterization of various Phytopharmaceuticals.

    Department Staff:

    Sr. No.





     Dr. J. A. Sawale

     M.Pharm, Ph.D.



    Ms. J. M. Badgujar

    B. Pharm.


    Instruments and equipments available in department:

    Sr. No.

     List of Major Equipments


     Projection Microscope


     Soxhlet Assembly


    Clavenger’s Apparatus


     Moisture Balance




     Heating Mantle


     Camera Lucida




     pH meter


     Digital Balance


     Hot Air Oven




     Antibiotic Zone Reader


     Distillation Assembly


     Muffle Furnace

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