Dravyaguna is the core subject and the foundation of Ayurvedic Chikitsa, deals with identification, collection, storage and preservation of raw materials of plant origin. Ayurveda has mentioned about five thousand such herbs in its texts. The subject Dravyaguna Vidnyan deals with basic principles of mode of action of drug and detailed study of herbal drugs thus creating platform for therapeutic application of herbs. This subject is backbone of clinical practice. The subject also includes standardization of Medicinal plants.
Facilities in the Department
Well qualified and experienced Teaching Faculty.
Well-organized, well displayed Museum with plenty of Dry and Wet specimens, Photographs, Charts.
Departmental Library- a rich source of reading material.
Departmental pharmacognosy Laboratory.
Small groups of 2-4 students teaching and evaluation in practical demonstration.
Revision classes arranged at the end of semester for slow learners.
Various workshops and field visits are arranged for skill based learning.