PHAR-604 Medicinal Plants and Pharmacognosy
Fall for 2017-2018
Plants have provided drug models for more than a quarter of pharmaceuticals in use today, including digoxin, warfarin, morphine, and Taxol. This course will cover the traditional and modern uses of medicinal plants, and compare the pharmacocologic effects of herbal medicinal products and synthetic drugs. The risks and benefits of St. John's wort, echinacea, ginkgo, ginger, and other popular phytomedicines will be discussed.
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