Phytochemistry

Phytochemistry is a branch of pharmacy, and more specifically, a branch of pharmacognosy that relates to chemistry of individual compounds or groups of compounds present in products of basic reprocessing of medicinal plants, herbs or plant raw material.

The study of the phytochemicals where these are derived from the plants. There has been a growing trend towards natural medicines and the use of dietary supplements for modern healthcare, as people throughout the world are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the possible side-effects, lack of noticeable long-term results and high cost associated with allopathic drugs.

It is mainly applied to quality control of Ayurvedic medicine or herbal medicine of various chemical compounds. Herbal Constituents presents the most important concepts and the latest research on phytochemical compounds in medicinal plants .Herbal products have provided a more natural and often more effective alternative. A thorough understanding of the medicinal value of herbs is achieved in order to work on herbal drugs and to initiate phytochemical research.

Research & Development in Phytochemistry

Mother Nature is the biggest chemist synthesizing a wide variety of interesting and amazing chemical moieties with potential benefits to mankind. Research laboratories at CGBRF endeavour to tap this immense natural potential to bring out products with the goal of "Design to Delivery".

To achieve this goal, several independent divisions work with a synergistic approach and help profile the product to meet international standards.

This division forms the core activity of the company and has played a significant role for the organization to reach its present status. Standardized Phytoextracts that function as nutraceuticals, have been skillfully commercialized to meet the ever increasing global needs. A few are

  • Tocopherols
  • Catechins from green tea
  • Artemisinin
  • Oryzanols
  • Lycopene
  • Seaweeds

CGBRF follows the below mentioned steps in the process of bringing a phytonutrient or a phytochemical/ botanical drug target

  • Discovery
  • Product Characterization
  • Formulation, Delivery, Packaging Development
  • Pharmacokinetics And Drug Disposition
  • Preclinical Toxicology Testing & IND Application
  • Bioanalytical Testing
  • Clinical Trials