The research activity of the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy of the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences “Rodolfo Paoletti” is mainly aimed at the study of medicinal and edible plants, in which the pharmacological approach is associated with a rigorous chemical investigation, in order to correlate the observed biological effect on one or more chemical entities.

The main research areas are:

  • Anti-inflammatory activity of polyphenols of plant origin
  • Study of products of plant origin for topical use
  • Research of biological activities with an ethnopharmacological approach

Advanced Course in Health properties of natural products

Advanced Course in Health properties of natural products, coordinated by prof. Mario Dell’Agli, which reached its fourth edition in the academic year 2023-2024, aims to provide professional training in the sector of the use and production of medicinal and medicinal plants and products of natural origin for health and therapeutic.


Research projects

Study of gastric inflammation

The gastrointestinal tract represents an important barrier between humans and the microbial population. For this reason, the stomach is continuously exposed to the risk of developing inflammation of the mucosa, which leads…

Study of intestinal inflammation

Intestinal inflammation, caused by genetic or environmental factors, is the basis of pathologies such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as being an important risk factor for the development of tumors. ..

Study of skin inflammation

This research project aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect on the skin of extracts of plant origin and pure molecules on a non-tumor cell line of human keratinocytes, which are the main cells of the epidermis and have…


Laboratory ofPharmacognosy – Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences “Rodolfo Paoletti”

Via Balzaretti, 9 – 20133 Milano (MI)