American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy – Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines

Features

  • Provides microscopic descriptions of the major botanicals used in herbal products
  • Includes descriptions based on authenticated materials and multiple samples of each species
  • Discusses the microscopic anatomy of plant parts used, whole and powdered, for each species
  • Contains line drawings, microphoto images, and more than 1000 color illustrations
  • Supplies a guide to microscopy resources

Summary

Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the American Botanical Council

Compiled by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®, this volume addresses the lack of authoritative microscopic descriptions of those medicinal plant species currently in trade. It includes an atlas providing detailed text and graphic descriptions of more than 140 medicinal plant species and their adulterants. (more…)

Molecular Pharmacognosy-Kanazawa University

RESEARCH SYNOPSIS

-Discovery and development of drug candidates through total syntheses and synthetic modifications of bioactive natural products focused on antitumor and anti-HIV agents.

-Study on cultivation and quality evaluation of medicinal plants (herbal medicines)

OUTLINE

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Phytochemistry & Bioactive Natural Products and Pharmacognosy-University of Geneva

Teaching activities

Undergraduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for undergraduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bachelor and Master) totally or partially given by members of our laboratory

Laboratory coureaching activities Undergraduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for undergraduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bachelor and Master) totally or partially given by members of our laboratory Laboratory cours for 3rd year Bachelor students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants) Laboratory cours for Master students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants) Diploma work Graduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for the doctoral students in Pharmaceutical Sciences totally or partially given by members of our laboratorys for 3rd year Bachelor students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants)

Laboratory cours for Master students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants) Diploma work Graduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for the doctoral students in Pharmaceutical Sciences totally or partially given by members of our laboratory.

Url: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/pharm/fasie/index.html

Pharmacognosy—A Brief History

‘Pharmacognosy’—has been coined by the merger of two Greek words Pharmakon (drug) and Gnosis (knowledge) i.e., the knowledge of drugs. The nomenclature—‘Pharmacognosy’ was used first and foremost by C.A. Seydler, a medical student in Halle/Saale, Germany, who emphatically employed Analetica Pharmacognostica as the main title of his thesis in the year 1815. Besides, further investigations have revealed that. Schmidt has made use of the terminology ‘Pharmacognosis’ in the monograph entitled Lehrbuch der Materia Medica (i.e., Lecture Notes on Medical Matter) which dates back to 1811, in Vienna. This compilation exclusively deals with the medicinal plants and their corresponding characteristics.

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