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Introduction of Pharmacognosy

Definition of Pharmacognosy Pharmacognosy is a scientific discipline, which is primarily concerned with the study of crude drugs obtained from natural sources, such as plants, animals, and minerals. The term 'pharmacognosy' was first coined and used by C.A. Seydler in 1815...
History of pharmacognosy can be regarded as the history of pharmacy and medicine because pharmacognosy had its origin in the health-related activities of the most primitive human race of the remote past. The early man must have sought to...
Plants have been serving as sources of drugs and pharmaceuticals for man and other animals since time immemorial. There are about half a million of plants now growing on earth. Many of these plants possess therapeutic and pharmaceutical properties....
As evident from the discussion on the occurrence and type of adulteration in crude drugs, qualities of drugs offered for sale in the market cannot always be guaranteed. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate all commercial varieties of crude...
The seed is the fertilized mature ovule of an ovary, which contains an embryo, the baby plant, in a dormant state. The seed varies from plant to plant and is characteristic of various plants. A large number of seeds...
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