The Department of Pharmacognosy is one of the basic and unique

departments in the faculty, as it has no equivalent in other practical

faculties. The following courses are taught in the department; Medicinal

plants, drugs, chemistry of natural products, and quality control on herbal

medicines. Its activity extends to contributing to the teaching and

research burdens.



It is concerned with the study of medicinal plants and natural sources,

starting with their appearance and microscopy, then their components

which include active substances with a therapeutic effect and ending with

methods of separation, and study of chemical composition, side effects

and utilization of these natural medicinal drugs as alternative treatments.