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Herbal PharmacognosyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400361.2

Discipline: BOTANY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit introduces the basic principles of pharmacognosy: botany, phytochemistry, plant identification, and pharmacology. Some of the major known constituents of common Chinese and European herbal medicinal substances, the pharmacological basis of their therapeutic use, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics (absorption, metabolism, and elimination), toxicity and adverse effects are explored.

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