Department of Pharmacognosy, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

Organisation 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. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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