Aromatic, Pharmaceutical and bee-foraging plants

Course Information
TitleΑρωματικά, Φαρμακευτικά και Μελισσοτροφικά Φυτά / Aromatic, Pharmaceutical and bee-foraging plants
Code65Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019458

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)632
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)632
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)632
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)632
Elective CoursesCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)632
Elective CoursesElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)632

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600231464
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will Gain knowledge of the morphological traits of important aromatic, medicinal and apicultural plants, which are part of the Greek flora. Learn about their ecology, chorology and their biological demands. Learn about specific plant parts which are important in terms of concentration of aromatic and medicinal compounds. Become aware of methods of field collection, plant patr processing and extraction of active ingredients.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Concepts of aromatic, medicinal, beekeeping plants. Historic overview. Procession: from cultivation to end product (Propagating material, planting, weed extermination, irrigation, collection, drying, preservation-packaging). Essential oils (analysis-chemical composition, biosynthesis, role), storing. Methods of essential oil extraction (distillation, solvent extraction, expression). Beekeeping plants. Taxonomy of aromatic, medicinal and beekeeping Greek plant species. Botanical features (morphology, physiology) and geobotanical data (ecology, chorology, population dynamics, tradition-history of use). Economic importance and practical use. Pteridophytes: Polypodiaceae (Ceterach). Dicotyledonous spermatophytes: Families/ (Genera) Apiaceae (Apium, Conium, Coriandrum, Cuminum, Foeniculum, Petroselinum), Apocynaceae (Nerium, Vinca), Aristolochiaceae (Aristolochia), Asteraceae (Achillea, Anthemis, Calendula, Cichorium, Cnicus, Inula, Matricaria, Santolina, Silybum, Tanacetum), Boraginaceae (Borago, Cynoglossum, Heliotropium), Brassicaceae (Lunaria, Matthiola, Sinapis), Capparaceae (Capparis), Caprifoliaceae (Lonicera), Caryophyllaceae (Saponaria), Cistaceae (Cistus), Convolvulaceae (Convolvulus), Euphorbiaceae (Euphorbia, Ricinus), Fabaceae (Galega, Glycyrrhiza, Ononis, Psoralea, Spartium), Geraniaceae (Geranium ή Pelargonium), Hypericaceae (Hypericum), Lamiaceae (Ballota, Lavandula, Leonorus, Marrubium, Melissa, Mentha, Micromeria, Ocimum, Origanum, Rosmarinus, Salvia, Satureja, Sideritis, Stachys, Teucrium, Thymus), Lauraceae (Laurus), Malvaceae (Althea, lavatera, Malva), Myrtaceae (Eucalyptus), Oleaceae (Jasminum, Syringa), Onagraceae (Oenothera), Papaveraceae (Glaucium, Papaver), Phytolaccaceae (Phytolacca), Plantaginaceae (Plantago), Polygonaceae (Rumex), Ranunculaceae (Nigella), Resedaceae (Reseda), Rosaceae (Rosa), Rutaceae (Citrus, Fortunella, Ruta), Saxifragaceae (Philadelphus), Scrophulariaceae (Digitalis), Solanaceae (Atropa, Datura, Hyoscyamus), Tiliaceae (Tilia), Valerianaceae (Centranthus, Valeriana), Verbenaceae (Verbena, Vitex), Violaceae (Viola). Monocotyledonous spermatophytes: Families/ (Genera) Araceae (Arum), Iridaceae (Crocus, Iris), Liliaceae (Ashodelus, Lilium).
Keywords
aromatic plants, medicinal plants, apicultural plants, process, extraction, active ingredients
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Fieldwork100.3
Reading Assigment210.7
Exams30.1
Total602
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΑΡΩΜΑΤΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΥΤΙΚΑ ΦΥΤΑ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 22768402 Συγγραφείς: ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΔΟΡΔΑΣ Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Χριστίνα και Βασιλική Κορδαλή Ο.Ε. 2012
Additional bibliography for study
ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΕΙΣ ΑΡΩΜΑΤΙΚΑ, ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΥΤΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΛΙΣΣΟΤΡΟΦΙΚΑ ΦΥΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ(https://elearning.auth.gr/course/view.php?id=6426)
Last Update
11-06-2024