Dravyaguna is the core subject and the foundation of Ayurvedic Chikitsa, deals with identification, collection, storage and preservation of row materials of plant origin. Ayurveda has mentioned about five thousand such herbs in its texts.
The subject Dravyaguna Vidnyan deals with basic principles of mode of action of drug and detailed study of herbal drugs thus creating platform for therapeutic application of herbs. This subject is backbone of clinical practice. The subject also includes standardization of Medicinal plants.
Herbal Garden- department has well established herbal garden with several plant species marked with botanical name.
Museum – Departmental museum have preserved wet specimens as well as dry samples for references.