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The department of herbology is currently conducting studies on the origin, form, identification, efficacy, clinics and other uses of animals, plants, and minerals. Especially qi and flavor theory, which is the counterpart of Western pharmacology, is the main research interest of this department.

This department studies historical evidences of the efficacy and origins of Oriental medicinal that are introduced in Oriental medical classics such as Shennong's Classic of Materia Medica, Newly Revised Materia Medica, Classified Emergency Materia Medica, Compendium of Materia Medica, and Treasured Mirror of Eastern Medicine.

We also research the origins and distributions of herbal medicinal material and focus on the discovery of new medicinal function and interpretation of classical theories through experimental research of medicinal functions and their mechanisms.
1) Broad understanding of materia medica, which takes up a large portion of remedial method
2) Modernistic approach to the basic theories of Oriental medicinal
3) Education for the general public in order to popularize Oriental medicine
4) Researches on standardization of Oriental medicinal
5) Researches on the changes of Oriental medicinal properties through preparation of Oriental medicinal
6) Researches on the functions and mechanisms of Oriental medicinal to the human body through Oriental
    medicinal experiments
7) Translation of Oriental medicinal classics
8) Write various materia medica works

The department of herbology cultivates and manages about 500 breeds of medicinal plants at a herbological garden at Suwon campus. Also, it owns a specimen room on the fourth floor of Oriental medical building in which are 500 breeds of medicinal material specimen and 5000 photograph slides.
This department consists of the main lab, cell culture lab, animal disposal lab, extraction lab, analyzer lab, darkroom, cool chamber, and etc.
The extracting room is equipped with instruments that mainly extracts samples of drugs and a high-capacity(1L and 10L) rotary vacuum evaporator. It also possesses laboratory spray dryer, rotary vacuum dryer, and freeze dryer in order to process desiccated extract.

We have CO2 culture system, inverted microscope, fluorescence microscope, Laminar Flow System, and Nitrogen Tank in cell culture room. We use them mostly to culture neuron cells and experiment their responses to intake of oriental medicine.

We have stereo toxic device which can cause anesthetic effect on rats in animal lab. We also have operating microscope, operating instruments and devices for pharmaceutical experiments in vivo (edema evaluation device, pain evaluation hot pplate, pressure pain evaluation device, electricity-induced convulsion devicce, Infusion Pump, Physiograph recording system, Langendorff Tube and treadmill.

We have 2 sets of HPLC system, GC, TLC scanner and ELISA in analysis lab.

In central lab, we have devices for molecular biological experiments.
Currently the department of herbology aspires to standardize medicinal material, reinterpret medicinal properties, functions, mechanisms, and changes of medicinal properties, translate Oriental medical classics, extend application range of Oriental medicinal, and popularization of Oriental medicine.

With the increase in the interest for unique medicine of each nation and natural material thanks to the efficacy and various functions of Oriental medicinal, Department of Herbology, Kyunghee University's College of Oriental Medicine is preparing to keep up with the rise of Oriental medicine.