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Introduction of Pharmacognosy

Synonyms: Foxglove leaves, Digitalis Folium, Folia Digitalis, Digitalis Leaf Botanical source: Digitalis consists of the dried leaves of Digitalis purpurea Linn., which are rapidly dried at a temperature between 50 to 60°C immediately after collection. The plant is a biennial...
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...
Many crude drugs are derived from the underground or subterranean organs or structures of plants. These include some roots and modified underground stems, such as rhizomes, corms, and bulbs. Roots Roots, which constitute drugs, are usually the strongly developed primary (tap)...
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...
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...