[ MENU DODATKOWE ]


Herbs, spices and medicinal plants

« wstecz

 

 ZIOŁA, PRZYPRAWY I ROSLINY LECZNICZE/ HERBS, SPICES AND MEDICINAL PLANTS
 Opis przedmiotu  / Course description
 
1
2
3
1
Course title

Herbs, spices and medicinal plants

2
Course code
 
3
Contact hours
lectures 15   classes13   trainings 2
other (specify)
Study time
 
4
ECTS credits
3
5
Type of the course
obligatory
6
Level of the course
Bachelor's degree programme
7
Year of study
III
8
Semester of study
summer (VI)
9

Name of lecturer(s)

Barbara KOŁODZIEJ
10
Keywords

medicinal plants, phytotherapy, cultivation techniques

11

Objective of the course

A student must be familiar with historical and contemporary significance of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants in human culture and commerce. Student must acquire skills to recognize morphology, biology and chemical characteristics of chosen herbs well as their use, cultivation and commercial production techniques.

12
Course contents
Lectures

1.   History and contemporary significance of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants in human culture and commerce (1 h).

2. Principles of raw material collection from natural state Endangered medicinal plants species protection methods (1 h).

3. Controlled cultivation of medicinal plants. Principles of conventional and ecological MAP’s culture (2 h).

4. Characteristics and medical value of active substances. Factors affecting active substances content

    (2 h).

5. Medicinal plants raw material drying. Principles of raw material storing (1 h).

6. Standardization and normalization of herbs raw material. Contamination of herbs raw material (1 h).

7. History, distribution and properties of herb spices (1 h).
8. Functional food and herbs (1 h).

9. Ground cultivation methods of chosen popular medicinal plants and spices species (5 h).

Classes

1. Principles of herbs raw material nomenclature. Forms of raw material usage in folk and official medicine. Parts used for medicinal purposes (1 h).

2. Bark and chosen other herbal raw material characteristics (1 h).

3.Description of morphology, chemical content, action and usage as well as quality assessment of chosen roots and rhizomes gathering form natural state and cultivated at the field (2 h).

4.Description of morphology, chemical content, action and usage as well as quality assessment of chosen leaves and herbs gathering form natural state and cultivated at the field (3 h).

5.Description of morphology, chemical content, action and usage as well as quality assessment of chosen flowers gathering form natural state and cultivated at the field (2 h).

6.Description of morphology, chemical content, action and usage as well as quality assessment of chosen fruits and seeds gathering form natural state and cultivated at the field (2 h).

7.Description of morphology, chemical content, action and usage as well as quality assessment of chosen domestic and exotic plant spices (2 h).

8. Visiting the UMCS Botanical Garden (2 h).

13
Pre-requisities

plant culivation, fertilization, chemistry

14
Learning outcomes

After the end of the course student should be acquaint with methods of quality assessment of herbal raw material, modern methods of their cultivation, utilization and processing. Student should be familiar with detailed characteristics of basic herbs and spices species, recognition of fresh and dried raw materials, determine secondary metabolites and its use in medicine as well as agronomic methods of raw material production, drying and storing.

15

Teaching and learning material

syllabus
16
References

5. Zohara Yanin, Uriel Bachrach ed. Handbook of medicinal plants. Ford Products Press, The Haworth Medical Press, 2005

6. Serdar Oztekin, Milan Martinom ed. Medicinal and aromatic crops. Harvesting, dryling and processing. Haworth Ford and Agricultural Products Press, 2007.

17
Teaching methods
lectures, field work, classes
18

Extra information on the teaching methods

The theory will be given by means of lectures.

19
Assessment methods

Classes: periodical oral examinations and final written test.

20
Examination methods

Final written examination covering the whole contentsof lectures and classes in the end of the semester.

21
Extra information on the examination methods
-