- Branch of science deals with drugs derived from natural sources. It uses novel and new techniques for study of drugs like phytochemistry and phytopharmacology.
- It includes several other branches like Botany (study of plants), phytopharmacology (study of medicinal values), phytotherapy (medicinal uses of extracts), phytochemistry (study of chemicals from plants)
- The crude drugs are also used to prepare intermediates for synthesis of active compounds which are used as drugs now a day.
- This department is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientists in the natural products sciences and aim to contribute to multi disciplinary drug research and derived from natural products using rich flora, A.P., INDIA.