Certificate in Pharmacophores




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Code(Credit) : (1-2-1)

Course Description

  1. Short Description: Healthcare professionals, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, are often confronted with patients who use over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicinal products and food supplements. While taking responsibility for one’s own health and treatment options is encouraged, many patients use these products based on limited (and sometimes inaccurate) information from non-scientific sources, such as the popular press and internet. There is a clear need to offer balanced, well-informed advice to patients, yet a number of studies have shown that, generally, conventionally trained health practitioners consider their knowledge about herbal medicinal products and supplements to be weak. Phytopharmacy fills this knowledge gap, and is intended for use by the busy pharmacist, nurse, or doctor, as well as the ‘expert patient’ and students of pharmacy and herbal medicine. It presents clear, practical and concise monographs on over a hundred popular herbal medicines and plant-based food supplements. Information provided in each monograph includes
    • Summary and appraisal of clinical and pre-clinical evidence
    • Potential interactions
    • Contraindications
    • Possible adverse effects an overview of the current regulatory framework is also outlined, notably the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive. This stipulates that only licensed products or registered traditional herbal medicinal products (THRs), which have assured quality and safety, can now legally be sold OTC. Monographs are included of most of the major herbal ingredients found in THRs, and also some plant-based
    food supplements, which while not strictly medicines, may also have the potential to exert a physiological effect.
  2. Eligibility: BSc Chemistry, MSc Chemistry, Life Sciences, B Pharmacy, M Pharmacy
  3. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Pharmacopores and Organic Compounds
  4. Duration of course: 25 hours of theory and 25 hours of practical with project.
  5. Key Highlights

* Faculty: Vivek Barik

* The certificate will be issued jointly by the Gram Tarang foods Pvt. Ltd  and Centurion university of Technology and Management.

* Job opportunities: Pharmaceuticals, Neutraceuticals, Cosmetic Industry

Course Objectives

Therapeutic Activity of Plants will provide the student the knowledge of some important botanical drugs, of their active components, of galenic preparations and therapeutic application.

The module also provides the student the bases to understand the quality and safety of herbal drugs, through the analysis of adverse reactions and of possible interactions derived from a concomitant use of herbal and conventional drugs.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to get the

  • Knowledge of some important botanical drugs, of their active components, of galenic preparations and therapeutic application.
  • Knowledge of the procedures for evaluating the quality and safety of herbal drugs.
  • Ability to critically analyze the information available through mass media about the use of medicinal plants and their derivatives.

Course Syllabus


Phytopharmaceuticals – Definition, examples, objectives, functions, evaluation and classification.

Classes of photochemical: Their types and roles in disease prevention.


Phytochemicals for Diabetic management

  1. Neem leaves: Classification, Medicinal use, Hypoglycemic effect
  2. Tulsi: Physical description, Health benefits
  3. Musturd: Definition, History, Dosing, Contraindication, Pharmacology


Phytochemicals for Cardiovascular

  1. Catechine: Definition, Types,  Functions, Use of  catechine in Cardiovascular
  2. Isoflavones: Definition and Mechanism, Use of Isoflavones in Cardiovascular
  3. Carotenoids: Definition, Common Carotenoids, Mechanism, Use of Carotenoid in cardiovascular


Phytochemicals for Obesity

  1. Flavonoids: Definition , Types, Use in Obesity
  2. Terpenoids: Definition, Mechanism, Use of Terpenoids in Obesity
  3. Tannins: Definition, Mechanism, Use in Obesity

Text Book:

Aromatherapy and its Benefits

Reference Book

Phytopharmacy: A evidence- Based guide to Herbal medicinal products.

By Sarah E. Edwards, Elizabeth M. Williamson

Session Plan

Session 1

Phytopharmaceuticals: Definition, example, types


Session 2

Objectives, functions


Session 3

Evaluation and classification


Session 4

Classes of phytochemical


Session 5

Types and roles in disease prevention


Session 6

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

Catechine: Definition, Types, Health benefits



Session 13

Catechine:  Functions, Use of Catechine in Cardiovascular



Session 14

Session 15

Isoflavones: Possible side effects, Use of Isoflavones in Cardiovascular



Session 16

Carotenoids: Definition, Common Carotenoids, Food rich in Carotenoids



Session 18

Carotenoids: Use of Carotenoid in Cardiovascular



Session 19

Flavonoids: Definition , Types, Use in Obesity


Session 20

Terpenoids: Definition, Mechanism


Session 21

Terpenoids: Use of Terpenoids in Obesity


Session 22

Tannins: Definition, Mechanism


Session 23

Tannins: Use in Obesity


Experiment no 1

Role of Neem leaves in Diabetes and Obesity

neem leaves-converted

Experiment no 2

Role of Musturd in Diabetes and Obesity


Experiment no 3

Role of Tulsi in Diabetes and Obesity

tulsi leaves-converted

Experiment no 4

Role of Ginger in Diabetes and Obesity


Experiment no 5

Role of Clove in Diabetes and Obesity



15% marks for two assignments

20% marks for one internal test

10% marks for one quiz test

30% marks for two practical tests

20% marks for final exam

5% marks for attendance

List of Projects/ papers/jobs/products linked with Pharmacophores Certification Course

  1. Extraction of bioactive compounds from plant sources (marigold, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, tulsi, etc.)
  2. Extraction of antioxidants from medicinal plants
  3. Purification of molecules from extracts
  4. Research papers & patents (process patent or product patent)
  5. Short-term projects in collaboration with Gram Tarang Foods and different other industries/laboratories that will help the trainee to build a career in the fields of Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Cosmetic Chemistry, Biochemistry.

Our Main Teachers

Preetha Bhadra

Assistant Professor

PhD in Biophysics, currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology. My current working field is the uses of different Medicinal plants and spices and their application in Agriculture and Lifesciences, Drug designing. I love to take challenges and work hard to complete that. New domains and areas of my venture are […]