Dravyaguna is an eminent department in the J.D. Ayurvedic Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. It deals with the Principals, Qualities, Action and Therapeutic profiles of the food and drugs substances in Ayurveda. According to Charaka there is nothing on the earth which is not medicine. That’s why Ayurveda considers all substances as medicine, if used for specific purposes in an appropriate way. It’s a complete science of herbal plants. . Ayurvedic drugs, especially herbs are prescribed in different pharmaceutical forms, to get maximum therapeutic effect.


  • To create a platform for research in ancient and modern medical science.


  • To study medicinal herbs& drugs, their origin, nature, properties & effects upon human beings.
  • To finds its parallel in the modern science of pharmacology, pharmacognosy, and therapeutic uses of the plants.

Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey

Professor – Dravyaguna.

Dr. Safina Khatoon

Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyaguna.