This book is designed for undergraduate pharmacy students and provides both contemporary and comprehensive information on herbal drugs. The first three chapters—herbal drug industry, patents and intellectual property rights, and standardization of herbal drugs—are new, and have been culled from diverse sources. The book provides current information, and is organized in a format that enables students to focus on the important aspects.
Anusuya R Kashi, Department of Pharmacognosy, Vivekananda College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, has specialized in Quality Assurance. She has over ten years of experience teaching varied subjects such as biochemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, total quality management and pharmacognosy.
Ramachandran S, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Mohamed Sathak AJ College of Pharmacy, Chennai, has a strong theoretical background reaffirmed by practical, hands-on experience. His stint as a Quality Control Analyst has given him wide-ranging skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis of various pharmaceutical dosage forms, and the synthesis of molecules using various organic chemistry techniques.
Bindu Sukumaran, Department of Pharmacognosy, Vivekananda College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, has a natural ability to explain complex topics in a lucid manner. She has guided several students in understanding the finer points of pharmacognosy during her service of over fifteen years in teaching.