Pharmacognosy is derived from two Greek words, Pharmakon & Gnosis

• Pharmakon – means ‘drug’.

• Gnosis – means ‘knowledge’.

• In brief, Pharmacognosy means ‘knowledge of drugs’.

It is a study of drugs that originate in the plant & animal kingdoms. Pharmacognosy is a branch of pharmacy which deals with the basic resources of medicines from nature (plant & animal) and their uses as medicaments from ancient time to present day.

Its scope involves the study of the physical, chemical,, drug substances, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources. Research problems in pharmacognosy involves studies in the areas of microbial chemistry, biotransformation, biosynthesis and other sciences of biology and chemistry.



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