All about Pharmacognosy

All about Pharmacognosy

Archive for December, 2011

Department of Pharmacognosy, The College of Pharmacy, King Saud University

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The College of Pharmacy was established in 1959 (1379 H), two years after the foundation of King Saud University (Formerly named as Riyadh University). A four- year pharmacy curriculum was adopted, with an enrollment of seventeen students in the first year, who commenced their studies under the guidance of three faculty members in four departments, namely, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. By the first semester of 1979-1980 (1399-1400 H), there were 35 faculty members and more than 350 students enrolled in a five-year program. This academic year witnessed the establishment of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy as the fifth department of the college. Since its foundation, the College of Pharmacy is continuously updating its curriculum, to keep pace with the rapidly evolving pharmacy profession. In 1975 (1395 H), new patient oriented courses were introduced, while in 1979 (1399 H) a new curriculum emphasizing the pharmacist’s role in patient care was adopted, encompassing the expansion in clinical pharmacy and other supporting courses. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16th, 2011 at 10:01 am

Department of Pharmacognosy, Cairo University

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Pharmacognosy is the oldest medical science. The name is derived from the Greek “pharmakon” = drug & “gnosis”= knowledge.

Conventional Scope:
Chemistry & biology of natural products derived from terrestrial & marine organisms (plants, animals, or microbes).

Pharmacognosy in the 21st Century:
Highly interdisciplinary science drawing on a broad spectrum of biological & socio-scientific subjects. Renewed interest in the area of natural products education & research is highly motivated by:

1.The search for new leads for drug development

2.The implication of biotechnology for improvement of natural products production

3.The health claims for nutraceuticals

4.The validation of traditional medicines

5.The widespread use of phytotherapeutics

Modern Scope:
Production, biology, chemistry, biotechnology, enzymology, genetics, pharmacology, toxicology & quality control of natural drugs, pharmaceutical aids, extracts, herbicides & insecticides. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16th, 2011 at 3:20 am

Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Chulalongkorn University

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The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, was established in the reign of King Vajiravuth (Rama VI), who commanded Prince Rangsit of Chainad to set up a School of Pharmacy (commonly called in Thai as “Drug Preparation School”) in 1913. The school developed from then on through various phases before it became the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Chulalongkorn University.


The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Chulalongkorn University is a source of knowledge and academic-resource center, a leading pharmaceutical science institution that contributes to the country’s sustainable development.


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December 16th, 2011 at 3:05 am