Training on Medicinal Plants and Raw Drug Identification

Wednesday, 9th January to Friday, 11th January

About the Workshop

National Herbarium and Raw Drug Repository on resources used in Indian System of Medicine:
The one stop herbarium to meet the needs of both botanists and non botanists was established in 1993 while implementing FRLHT’s co-ordinated pioneering projects related to conservation of medicinal plants in southern Indian states. There on the FRLHT herbarium was further built on to develop a national repository of natural resources used in Indian System of Medicine under the aegis of Centre of Excellence Project, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, New Delhi. FRLH herbarium due to its multi-facet dimension can be used by most of the user groups at different level (from common person to vaidya or researcher). It also comprises of herbarium, raw drug repository of resources used in ISM and image library of medicinal plants and Ethno-Medicinal Garden.

Molecular identification of plant species
Medicinal plants have gained popularity worldwide for treatment of diseases and maintenance of health. There is a huge demand at the national as well as international level for herbal drugs, there is a need to maintain the quality and purity of plant material. Authentication of medicinal plants is of utmost importance for safety and efficacy of herbal drugs. Sequencing a standard region of DNA known as DNA barcoding can be used as an efficient tool for species identification.


  • Training human resource on identification and authentication of plant species and raw drug using taxonomical and molecular tools


9th January, 2019 to 11th January, 2019.

Target Audience

Students and Faculty/Scientists from Academia and Industry from Botany, Pharmacy, AYUSH, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics, Medicine, Agriculture, Environment and other disciplines.


  • Introduction to medicinal plants with emphasis on Traded and species of Conservation Concern
  • Herbarium Techniques and Digital Herbarium
  • Field surveys – Botanical and Ecological studies
  • Identification of Medicinal plants and Raw Drugs
  • Phytochemistry
  • Chromatography techniques
  • Introduction to DNA and genes
  • Sample collection, storage and transportation
  • Techniques used for DNA extraction from plants
  • Assessment of DNA quality and quantity
  • Plant DNA fingerprinting
  • Bioinformatic  tools and data analysis

The training will be organized through classroom lectures, interactive discussions with faculty along with exposure to diversity of medicinal plants in Ethno Medicinal Garden


Medicinal Plants and Raw Drug Identification Workshop
Day 1
  • Medicinal plant diversity and Conservation
  • Traded Medicinal plants – Current Scenario
  • The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN)  
  • What is a herbarium; Importance of herbarium and Virtual herbarium
  • Identification of plants in the field, Botanists know-how for pre-field preparation, collection, processing, drying, pasting, stitching, labelling  and authentication of specimens, Storage and maintenance
  • Botanical and Ecological documentation
  • Raw Drug identification, collection and identification with focus on substitutes and adulterants
  • Use of Microscopy tool for Raw Drug Identification.
Day 2
  • General extraction methods- classical, successive solvent and Ayurveda based extractions
  • General phytochemical techniques
  • Chromatographic techniques with special emphasis on  TLC/HPTLC
Day 3
  • Plant Sample Collection, Storage and Transportation.
  • Genomic DNA extraction from plants.
  • DNA quality control and quantification.
  • DNA amplification using PCR for chloroplast and nuclear genes.
  • Data analysis and phylogeny tree construction

Resource Persons

Centre for Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Dr. K Ravikumar, Professor & Head
  • Dr. S Noorunnisa Begum, Associate Professor
  • Dr. N Dhatchanamoorthy, Research Associate
  • Dr. S Gokul, Research Associate
  • Dr. Anbarasan, Consultant
  • Mr. Patturaj, Research Fellow
Centre for Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition
  • Dr. Mamatha Reddy, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Subrahmanya Kumar, Assistant Professor
Centre for Functional Genomics & Bio-informatics
  • Dr. Malali Gowda, Professor & Head
  • Dr. Pavithra N, Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Dr. Lavanya D K, Post Doctoral Fellow


Deadline for Registration: 25th December 2018

Category Amount
Students Rs. 3000
Faculty Rs. 7000
Industry Rs. 10000
Group Registration If more than 3 register from the same institution, there will be some discount in registration fees

Payment Modes

Payments are accepted via NEFT and Demand Draft.

The Demand Draft should be in favor of “UTDHST” and payable at Bengaluru.

Postal Address:

The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology,
#74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Post Attur via Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560064

For NEFT, please add “UTDHST General Fund” as beneficiary.

Account Name: UTDHST General Fund
Account Number: 0694104000134705
Bank Details: IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-560064
IFSC: IBKL0000694, MICR: 560259014

For further details, please refer the brochure as below.

To register, CLICK HERE

Workshop Documents


Accommodation and Travel

Accommodation will be available on request on/before 25th December 2018, and charged separately.

Travel will be arranged from Yelahanka Police Station to TDU.

For travel, accommodation and further details, please contact,; Phone:+91-9449058869


The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology,
74/2, Jarakabande Kaval,
Post Attur via Yelahanka
Bengaluru – 560064

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