Textbook Of Advanced Pharmacognosy & Natural Products
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Textbook Of Advanced Pharmacognosy & Natural Products

By: DR. JAVED AHAMAD,
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Pharmacognosy is concerned with the study of crude drugs of plant, animal, mineral and marine origins. The word “Pharmacognosy” was first used by C.A. Seydler in 1815 in his work “Analecta Pharmacognostica”. Pharmacognosy is derived from two Greek words Pharmacon (drug) and Gignosco (to acquire the knowledge of). Pharmacognosy may be broadly defined as the study of natural drugs related to its history, distribution, cultivation, collection, processing for market, preservation, the study of sensory, physical, chemical, structural characters and uses. At present Pharmacognosy involves the study of crude drugs and their natural derivatives. It also deals with biological, biochemical, therapeutic and economic features of natural drugs and their chemical constituents.

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  • Language:English
  • ISBN13:978-93-90651-44-3

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Pharmacognosy is concerned with the study of crude drugs of plant, animal, mineral and marine origins. The word “Pharmacognosy” was first used by C.A. Seydler in 1815 in his work “Analecta Pharmacognostica”. Pharmacognosy is derived from two Greek words Pharmacon (drug) and Gignosco (to acquire the knowledge of). Pharmacognosy may be broadly defined as the study of natural drugs related to its history, distribution, cultivation, collection, processing for market, preservation, the study of sensory, physical, chemical, structural characters and uses. At present Pharmacognosy involves the study of crude drugs and their natural derivatives. It also deals with biological, biochemical, therapeutic and economic features of natural drugs and their chemical constituents.

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DR. JAVED AHAMAD

DR. JAVED AHAMAD

(Dr. Javed Ahamad is an Assistant professor at Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq. He received his Doctorate degree in Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry f rom School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi (India). After his PhD, he joined Mettu University, Mettu, Ethiopia as assistant professor. He has more than 10 years' experience in academia and industry. He has worked as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF). He has published more than 60 high quality research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals of international repute. He is an author of two books, and also published 13 book chapters for edited book and book series. He is reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals of International repute. His current research interest lies in isolation, and characterization of anticancer and antidiabetic bioactive phytochemicals.)

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