Phytochemistry is defined as study of chemical composition of medicinal plants or phyto-drugs. Phytochemistry is significant subject of Pharmacognosy curriculum. Today we can witness explosive growth of herbal drug industry. Standardized herbal extracts and phytochemicals are in high demand for applied research as well as commercial use. The phytochemistry course taught in pharmacy schools deals with process of isolation, purification and pre-clinical studies of herbal extracts and phytochemicals.
"A Short Note on Designing Curriculum for Medicinal Phytochemistry,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2007
, Article 21.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2007/iss1/21