Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Research Activities of the Department of Pharmacognosy


- 2019/10/22

The research activities of our department are:

  1. Extraction, isolation, purification and determination of active constituents in the medicinal plants.
  2. Identification of natural products using advanced techniques UV, IR, NMR (1D and 2D) and mass spectroscopy.
  3. Biological evaluation of plant extracts and their constituents for different biological activities such as chemotherapeutic, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcer, anti-hypertensive, antihyperlipidimic, antiangiogenic, diuretic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
  4. Evaluation of nutraceutical values of edible and medicinal plants.
  5. Evidence based approaches in ethnopharmacology: verification of the validity of popular use of the plants by using animal models including: cancer therapy, anti-ulcer, urologic and anti-inflammatory effects.
  6. Search and evaluate bioactive metabolites from different natural origins including endophytes.
  7. The impact of CAM therapies in human health.
  8. Standardization of plant extracts for their active constituents.
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