Herbal Extracts - Standardization


The department of Pharmacognosy focuses on establishing the standardization parameters, phytochemical analysis and therapeutic properties of unexplored plants. The thrust areas of research are pharmacognostical studies, phytochemical analysis, HPTLC profiling including pharmacological screening of herbal drugs (diabetes, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and neuropharmacology. The department has more than 100 publications to its credit in both national and international journals. Currently the focus is on nutraceuticals and herbal cosmetics.

Research Topics

  • Standardisation of Herbal extracts
  • Preparation of herbal extracts by various extraction techniques
  • HPTLC analysis of Herbal extracts – checking impurities, adulterants, content uniformity
  • In vitro and in vivo pharmacological screening of herbal extracts 
  • Standardisation of Herbal raw material 

Instrumentation of HPTLC

  • Applicator
  • Digital camera for photo documentation
  • automatic developing chamber
  • scanner


  • Pharmacognosy Magazine
  • Pharmacognosy Journal
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  • Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy


  • Neuropharmacology
  • Polyherbal Transdermal patch
  • Anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, sedative, anti-pyretic, hepatoprotective, anti-oxidant, immunomodulatory and anti-cancer activities of plant extracts
  • Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluations of plant based drugs
Drug Design and Development Centre,
Faculty of Pharmacy, M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,
Gnanagangothri Campus, New BEL Road, Bangalore -560054
Ph: 080-23608942 Extn:29, 9880238650
Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required
Dr. Ashoka Babu V L Dr. Gowri Radhakrishnan Dr. K Sundara Saravanan