Brief course description
This course is a complimentary part for previous courses of pharmacology, phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy. It gives a basic idea about treatment using medicinal plants or what is known as Phytotherapy. It includes: definition of Phytotherapy, terminology; historical background, available dosage forms in the market, toxicity, precautions, regulation and legislation. Scientific evidence ascertaining some remedies or practices used in Phytotherapy is also discussed, in addition herb-herb interaction and herb-drug interactions. All of those relationships are highlighted by introducing different clinical cases introduced to pharmacist with patient seeking for advice about the herbal medicinal; their efficacy, toxicity, precaution, and interaction with other herb or conventional drugs.