|Course title||Medicinal Plants|
|Organizational form of instruction||Lecture + Exercise|
|Level of course||Bachelor|
|Year of study||not specified|
|Number of ECTS credits||4|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
|Status of course||Compulsory-optional, Optional|
|Form of instruction||Face-to-face|
|Work placements||This is not an internship|
|Recommended optional programme components||None|
General characteristics of medicinal plants, the most important groups, history of cultivation, collecting and use of medicinal plants; The most important chemical compounds and their effects: Amino-acids, peptides, proteins; Sugars; Cellulose, gums, pectins; Lipids; Glycosides; Tannins; Essential oils; Alkaloids; Hormones; Enzymes; Vitamins; Antibiotics; Biological characteristics of the most important plant families and species of medicinal plants grown under conditions of the Central Europe (Apiaceae, Boraginaceae, Lamiaceae, Asteraceae, Ranunculaceae, Brassicaceae, Malvaceae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Rosaceae, Verbenaceae, Valerianaceae, Plantaginaceae, Tiliaceae and others); Biological characteristics of the most important plant families and species of cultivated medicinal plants: Polygonaceae (Rheum), Rosaceae (Agrimonia), Fabaceae (Galega, Glycyrrhiza, Ononis, Trigonella), Onagraceae (Oenothera), Apiaceae (Anethum, Archangelica, Carum, Coriandrum, Foeniculum, Levisticum, Pimpinella), Hypericaceae (Hypericum), Malvaceae (Alcea, Althea, Malva), Valerianaceae (Valeriana), Solanaceae (Atropa, Hyoscyamus), Scrophulariaceae (Digitalis, Verbascum), Plantaginaceae (Plantago), Lamiaceae (Hyssopus, Ladanella, Lavandula, Leonurus, Majorana, Marrubium, Melissa, Mentha, Ocimum, Origanum, Salvia, Satureja, Thymus), Asteraceae (Achillea, Arctium, Artemisia, Calendula, Cnicus, Chamaemellum, Inula, Matricaria, Silybum); Plant cultivation and collecting, processing and drug use; Legislation aspects Students will learn (preferably on living plants) to recognize the most significant morphological traits typical for selected plant families and will train cultivation of plants and their drug processing. Lessons (lectures and practical exercises) will be given in the Botanic garden Faculty of Science Palacký University, and greenhouses of the Department of botany in Olomouc - Holice.
|Learning activities and teaching methods|
|Lecture, Observation, Laboratory Work|
The main aim of this subject is to give the students fundamental information on the most important groups of medicinal plants growing under climatic conditions of the Central Europe, on their chemical compounds and effects, principles of their cultivation, collecting and processing.
Knowledge of the most important groups of medicinal plants growing under climatic conditions of the Central Europe, their chemical compounds and effects, principles of their cultivation, collecting and processing.
Knowledge of the most frequent plant species of the flora of the Czech Republic and Europe.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Mark, Oral exam
Knowledge in extent of lectures, practical exercises and recommended literature, 100% participation in practical exercises; Correct determination (Czech and scientific name) of selected species of medicinal plats (living or herbarized samples).
|Study plans that include the course|
|Faculty||Study plan (Version)||Branch of study Category||Recommended year of study||Recommended semester|
|Faculty of Science||Biology and Ecology (2015)||Biology courses||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Physical Culture||Biology (1)||Biology courses||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Molecular and Cell Biology (2015)||Biology courses||-||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Biology (1)||Biology courses||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Biochemistry (1)||Chemistry courses||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Biotechnology and Gene Engineering (1)||Chemistry courses||3||Summer|