Department of Pharmacognosy, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

  • India

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Department of Pharmacognosy is actively involved in the standardization and evaluation of botanicals, development and evaluation of nutraceuticals and screening of herbal drugs for various diseases; primarily cancer, urinary calculi, osteoporosis and diabetes. The department has collaborative projects with herbal industries on development of poyherbal dosage forms for oral cancer and exploration of eutectic solvents for better and safe extraction process. Standardization of herbal raw material and finished products is carried out by HPTLC marker based analysis and finger printing. The department has been involved in the development of herbal soup and cookies as functional foods for the management of diabetes (patent filed). Preliminary screening of herbal candidates based on ethnopharmacological data for Cancer, Urinary calculi, osteoporosis and diabetes is a routine work in the department. Currently bioactivity guided fractionation and isolation of anticancer and antiurolithiatics is in process. 

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    Research Output

    • 1111 Citations
    • 15 h-Index
    • 162 Article
    • 7 Review article
    • 1 Letter
    Open Access
  • Annona muricata fruit extract protects against diethylnitrosamine-induced hepatocellular cancer in rats

    Thomas, S., Paul, J., Shrungeswara, A., Biswas, S., Shah, A., Subraya, C. & Nayak, Y., 01-06-2019, In : Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 12, 6, p. 272-282 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Antiarthritic medicinal plants: A review

    Mukhopadhyay, N., Sampath, V., Pai, S., Babu, U. V. & Lobo, R., 01-01-2019, In : Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 12, 1, p. 375-381 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)