The course aims at acquainting the students with external morphology of different groups of mites, train in identification of commonly occurring families of plant associated mites, provide information about important mite pests of crops and their management.
To educate the principles and practices of processing and value addition of medicinal and aromatic crops.
Introduction and scope of medicinal and aromatic crops. Importance of medicinal and aromatic crops in modern medicine, ayurveda and indigenous system of medicine. Prospects of processing and value addition of medicinal and aromatic crops for utilization in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, flavour and perfumery industries. Processing and value addition of medicinal plants, viz., Catharanthus,, Dioscorea, Solanum,Datura, Rauvolfia, Acorus, Digitalis, Ephedra, , Opium Poppy, Cannabis, Neem, Kaempferia,Plumbago, Alpinia, Adhatoda , Isabgol, Liquorice, Aloe, Safed musli, Sapan wood, Withania,Gloriosa, Stevia, Coleus.Processing and value addition of aromatic plants, viz., - Lemon grass, Palmarosa, Vetiver, mint,Rose, tube rose, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Patchouli, Lavender,Tulsi, Davana, Citronella etc.Extraction and analysis of active principles using TLC,GC, HPLC,Hydro-distillation, solvent extraction, enfleurage. Utilization of active principles of medicinal plants in the pharma sector.Study of aroma compounds of aromatic plants and their utilization in the perfumery industries. Quality control & standard specifications in essential oils .Nano-processing technology in medicinal and aromatic plants.
Harvesting of medicinal and aromatic plants. Primary processing, drying and storage. Secondary processing for extraction of active principles from medicinal plants and extraction of oils/ oleoresins from aromatic plants. Identification of active compounds of medicinal plants/ odouriferous compounds of aromatic plants by using TLC, GC, GC-MS, HPLC and other hi-tech equipment. Physico-chemical and sensory evaluation of oils, oleoresins and other extracts.Developing different value added products from medicinal and aromatic plants.