PHARMACOGNOSY AND PHYTOCHEMISTRY-I
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry is a textbook that has long been a
requirement of university curricula around the world because of its
comprehensive coverage of both traditional and modern pharmacognosy.
Historically, pharmacognosy was understood to be the study of medicines
derived from natural sources. The term “pharmacognosy” comes from the Latin
word for “drug,” and it refers to the scientific investigation of the physical,
chemical, biochemical, and biological features of drugs, drug substances, and
potential drugs or drug substances that have a natural basis, as well as the
scientific investigation of new pharmaceuticals generated from natural sources.
There has been a steady influx of new data into the field of pharmacognosy,
covering topics such as the natural drugs’ history, alternative medical systems,
classification, morphology, identification, cultivation, collection, production, and
utilization; the trade and use of medicinal and aromatic plants, and the
economic impact they have on nations; the adulteration of drugs of natural
origin; the evaluation of drugs based on their physical, chemical, and behavioral
properties; and much more. Modern pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal
plants after amassing a huge amount of data about them. Besides the classic
pharmacogenetic characteristics of natural medications, it encompasses a wide
variety of investigations, such as the phytochemical analysis of medicinal plants
and the extraction of biologically active ingredients.
The goal of the writers is met in full through the systematic assembly of the
well-written chapters, which include clean, well-labelled pictures where
The writers express their sincere appreciation to their grandparents, parents,
spouses, and children for inspiring them to write a book that fills a critical
need for students at all levels and academics in one convenient location. This
is a bonus that will help people from all walks of life who read the book.