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Compulsory / Teaching hours per week: 5/ Assessment:final examination at the end of the semester / Credits: 6


V. Roussis, Professor
Ι. Chinou, Professor
P. Magiatis, Assoc. Professor

Course site(e-class):


    • IntroductiontoPharmacognosy. Sources, selection, methods of treatment and processing, conservation and storage of botanical drugs. Ecological roles and variation of secondary metabolites in natural sources.
    • Primarymetabolites
Carbohydrates: monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides 
Lipids: fats and oils,waxes, alkynes
    • Secondary metabolites
Phenolics, shikimates, aceticderivatives:
Shikimates – phenylpropanederivatives: phenols, phenolicacids, coumarins, lignans, neolignans, flavonoids, anthocyanins, tannins, quinones, orcinolsandphloroglucinols. Herba sources containing the previous referred secondary metabolites