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Pharmacognosy II - GAF304
Title: Pharmacognosy II
Guaranteed by: Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany (16-16230)
Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 7
Examination process: winter s.:oral
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:28/56, C+Ex [HS]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: deregister from the exam date if a requisite was not fulfilled
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. PharmDr. Tomáš Siatka, CSc.
Comes under: 3.ročník 2023/24 Pharmacy (EN19)
Pre-requisite : GAF035
Interchangeability : GAF148
Is co-requisite for: GAF354, GAF249, GAF501
Is pre-requisite for: GAF328, GAF290
Is interchangeable with: GAF148
Annotation -
The subject provides students with information about therapeutics of natural origin (plants, microorganisms, animals products) in the term of knowledge of chemical structures of active substances, their biosynthesis, possibilities of their technological obtaining as well as therapeutic applications in human and veterinary medicine.
Last update: Siatka Tomáš, doc. PharmDr., CSc. (18.09.2023)
Course completion requirements -

To pass credit (100% presence at practical classes and seminars, and to pass running tests). To pass an exam.

Last update: Siatka Tomáš, doc. PharmDr., CSc. (18.09.2023)
Literature -



  • Gunnar Samuelson. Drugs of natural origin: a treatise of pharmacognosy. Sweden: Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2009, s. ISBN 978-91-976510-5-9.
  • Lenka Tůmová. Pratical exercises for foreign students(textbook. Hradec Králové: Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, 2001, s. ISBN .
  • Daniel, Mammen. Medicinal plants : chemistry and properties. Enfield, (NH): Science Publishers, 2006, 250 s. ISBN 1-57808-395-8.


  • Bruneton, Jean. Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, medicinal plants. Paris: Lavoisier, 1995, 915 s. ISBN 2-7430-0028-7.
  • Max Wichtl. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals. Stuttgart: Medpharm Scientific Publishers, 1994, s. ISBN 3-88-763-025-4.

Last update: Siatka Tomáš, doc. PharmDr., CSc. (13.09.2022)
Syllabus -

Nervous system.

  • Analgesics.

  • Local anesthetics.

  • Antidepressants.

  • Drugs against dementia.

  • Drugs for relief of symptoms of fatigue and weakness.

  • Drugs for relief of symptoms of mental stress and to aid sleep.

  • Psychoactive substances.

Cardiovascular system.

  • Drugs for relief of symptoms of heart complaints and antihypertensives.

  • Drugs for relief of symptoms related to venous circulatory disturbances and insufficiency (venotonics).

  • Drugs affecting blood clotting.

  • Plasma extenders.

Gastrointestinal system.

  • Drugs for treatment of peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux.

  • Spasmolytics.

  • Hepatoprotective agents.

  • Drugs for treatment of constipation.

  • Drugs for treatment of diarrhoea.

  • Drugs for treatment of diabetes mellitus.

  • Drugs for treatment of dyslipidemia.

  • Carminatives.

  • Drugs for treatment of loss of appetite.

  • Drugs for treatment of gallbladder disorders (cholagogues).

  • Taste corrigents.

Urogenital system.

  • Diuretics and urinary tract antiseptics.

  • Drugs for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Drugs for treatment of menstrual complaints.

Respiratory system.

  • Expectorants.

  • Drugs for relief of cough.

  • Drugs for treatment of common colds.

Musculoskeletal system.

  • Drugs for relief of muscle pain.

  • Drugs for relief of joint pain








Last update: Siatka Tomáš, doc. PharmDr., CSc. (18.09.2023)
Teaching methods -

Lectures (2 hours weekly), practical classes (3 hours weekly), and seminars (1 hour weekly).

Last update: Siatka Tomáš, doc. PharmDr., CSc. (13.09.2022)
Requirements to the exam -

To pass credit.

Last update: Siatka Tomáš, doc. PharmDr., CSc. (16.09.2022)
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