Pharmacognosy In Natural Product Drug Discovery

Pharmacognosy In Natural Product Drug Discovery

Authors: Dr. M. T. Islam,
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Pharmacognosy (consists of two Greek words: 'pharmakon' in English, 'drug or remedy', and 'gignosco' in English, 'to acquire knowledge or simply knowledge') is the study of biogenic or naturally occurring medicines and toxins. It is the science of crude condition drugs. As a branch of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy is the study of remedial substances, or Materia Medica. It is concerned with all therapeutic herbs, including those that produce complex combinations and are employed mostly in the form of crude herbs (comminuted herbal material) or extracts (phytotherapy), pure chemicals, and foods that have substantial health advantages solely in the sense of having preventative benefits (nutraceuticals). It includes the study of medicines in their raw form, Pharmacy, the manufacture of drugs for use by medical practitioners, and Pharmacodynamics, the physiological impact of drugs on biological entities. Pharmacognosy is a polyhistorical subject, according to the interpretation based on pharmaceutical historiography.


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Dr. M. T. Islam

Dr. M. T. Islam

Dr. M. T. Islam obtained his B. Pharm. (Hons), M. Pharm. (Master’s) and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from Khulna University (Bangladesh), Southern University Bangladesh (Bangladesh) and Federal University of Piaui (Brazil), respectively. He also worked as a Post Doctorate researcher in the latter institution. He has authored many scientific articles, books (e.g., religious books, ebooks), book chapters, abstracts, conferences and seminars, articles in national and international newspapers. He has an extended research network worldwide. At present he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalgang (Bangladesh).