VLRL081 Medicinal plants

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
doc. PharmDr. Jan Juřica, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kubátová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. MVDr. Leoš Landa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kristýna Nosková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Jana Pistovčáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PharmDr. Lenka Součková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Renata Bláblová (assistant)
Mgr. Marta Vyoralová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Regina Demlová, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: doc. PharmDr. Jan Juřica, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Pharmacology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
( VLFA07212p Pharmacology I || VLFA07212p Pharmacology I )
Prerequisity is absolving the subject aZLFA0722p Pharmacology I - lecture, or alternatively aZLFA0621p.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
To provide students an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the field of medicine and self-treatment with respect to the principles of evidence-based medicine. To enable students be oriented in the field of medicinal plants in full scope of pharmacognosy, corresponding ATC groups where medicinal plants are usable.
Learning outcomes
Students after completing the course - understand and know the basic classes of active costituents of medicinal plants, and are also familiar with the issues of the legislative topics (drug versus dietary supplement vs. pharmacopoeial herbal drug) - know the basics of plant use in the prevention and treatment of diseases based on EBM (evidence-based medicine) - are able to provide expert advice to the patient about his direct inquiry into the use of medicinal plants in self-treatment - can search and classify professional pharmacological information about medicinal plants and make conclusions applicable in practice - recognize dangerous interactions of medicinal herbs with conventional drugs
  • 1. LECTURE: Importance of natural drugs and medicinal plants today an in history. Terminology. Classification systems, taxonomy. Constituents and active substances. Classification of active substances based on their biogenetic origin.
  • 2. LECTURE: Production and technology of natural drugs. Dosage forms and preparation of herbal teas. Types of products, their authorization and relevant legislation. Adverse effects and the safety of medicinal plants.
  • 3. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS and the central and peripheral nervous system
  • 4. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS and the respiratory system
  • 5. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS and the gastrointestinal system
  • 6. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS and the cardiovascular system
  • 7. LECTURE: CANNABIS FOR MEDICINAL USE - overview of evidence
  • 8. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS in oncology and immunology
  • 9. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS in diabetes treatment. MEDICINAL PLANTS and inflammation. Systemic enzyme therapy.
  • 10. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS in dermatology and cosmetics
  • 11. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS and urinary system. MEDICINAL PLANTS and the male reproduction system.
  • 12. LECTURE: MEDICINAL PLANTS in gynaecology and obstetrics. MEDICINAL PLANTS resticted in pregnancy.
  • 13. Interactions of medicines and medicinal plants. Natural toxins and poisons.
  • 14. WEEK: VISIT at the Centre of medicinal plants
    required literature
  • Učební texty dostupné přímo v IS MU ve studijních materiálech předmětu VLRL041 - Léčivé rostliny
    recommended literature
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 3rd Edition, , Michael Heinrich Joanne Barnes Jose Prieto-Garcia Simon Gibbons Elizabeth Williamson, , Elsevier 2018, ISBN: 9780702070082
  • Farmakognózia - Tomko Jozef a kolektiv, Osveta, Martin, 1999, ISBN 80-8063-014-3
  • Přírodní toxiny a jedy - Hrdina Vratislav. a kolektiv, Galén, Praha, 2004, ISBN 80-7262-256-0
  • Atlas léčivých rostlin LF MU, https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/med/el/lecive_rostliny/atlas.html
  • AKBAR, Shahid. Handbook of 200 medicinal plants : a comprehensive review of their traditional medical uses and scientific justifications. Cham: Springer, 2020. xxx, 1093. ISBN 9783030168063. info
  • JAHODÁŘ, Luděk. Rostliny způsobující otravy. Vydání první. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2018. 380 stran. ISBN 9788024640501. info
  • JAHODÁŘ, Luděk. Léčivé rostliny v současné medicíně : (co Mattioli ještě nevěděl). Vyd. 1. Praha: Havlíček Brain Team, 2010. 233 s. ISBN 9788087109229. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are held on Wednesdays from 16 to 17:40, room B11/234. During lectures, samples of medicinal plants are presented and students may take a taste of selected herbal teas. On-line streams will be accessible at: http://live.cesnet.cz/muniukba11234.html
Assessment methods
Final exam- written form (ROPOT) The students have to prove the active knowledge of pharmacology of medicinal plants. They have to pass the final multiple-choice test to get the credit.They are asked to answer to multiple-choice questions (1 or more correct answers are possible to each question). The test contains 25 questions. One point is granted for each correctly answered question. No point will be distracted for an incorrect answer to the multiple-choice question. The summary of the score obtained is evaluated. A criterion for receiving the credit is the summary score higher or equal to the 50% points of the maximum score obtained, i.e. a minimum of 13 completely correctly answered questions required.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si mohou zapsat pouze studenti LF v 8.-12.semestru studia.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2023.
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