All about Pharmacognosy

All about Pharmacognosy

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A Textbook of Pharmacognosy

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ABOUT THE BOOK: In a broad sense, pharmacognosy embraces a knowledge of the history, distribution, cultivation, collection, selection, preparation, commerce, identification, evaluation, preservation, and use of drugs and economic substances affecting the health of man and other animals. Such economic substances extend beyond the category of crude drugs and their derivatives and include a variety of commercial products: allergens, allergenic extracts, antibiotics, immunizing biologicals, flavoring agents, condiments, beverages, insecticides, rodenticides, and herbicides. In a restricted sense, the definition of pharmacognosy implies a particular knowledge of methods of identification and evaluation of drugs.

The present book is an attempt to provide overall information to the readers interested in pharmacognosy. The important chapters are History, Origin of Pharmacognosy, Definition, Scope and Future Trends in Pharmacognosy, Classification of Crude Drugs, Traditional System of Medicine, Collection and Processing of Crude Drugs, Plant Hormones/ Growth Regulators, Plant Tissue Culture: Principles and Methodology, Medicinal Plant Biotechnology, Drug Evaluation and Adulteration, General Methods Associated with Phytochemical Investigation of Herbal Products, Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3rd, 2013 at 2:22 am