Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Pharmacognosy is the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources. Plant preparations are said to be medicinal or herbal when they are used to promote health beyond basic nutrition.

Phytochemistry is the study of phytochemicals, which are chemicals derived from plants. Those studying phytochemistry strive to describe the structures of the large number of secondary metabolic compounds found in plants, the functions of these compounds in human and plant biology, and the biosynthesis of these compounds.


  • Track 1-1 Constituents and drug synergism
  • Track 2-2 Herb and Drug Interactions
  • Track 3-3 marine pharmacognosy
  • Track 4-4 phytochemicals
  • Track 5-5 ethnopharmacology
  • Track 6-6 Herb and drug interactions
  • Track 7-7 Eastern Medicine

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