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The Drug Collection of the University of Vienna
Christa Kletter
University Museums and Collections Journal , 2008,
Abstract: The University of Vienna’s drug collection, located in the Department of Pharmacognosy, represents a comprehensive and valuable group of medicinal drugs, accumulated over 150 years.
O lugar da farmacognosia na forma??o em farmácia: quest?es epistemológicas e suas implica??es para o ensino
Silva, Wellington Barros da;
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-695X2010000200025
Abstract: this paper proposes the discussion of epistemological issues concerning the teaching of pharmacognosy and its role in training and ownership of a scientific culture among students of the courses of pharmacy, in addition to the potential contribution of the discipline for the establishment of a new model of professional practice. it argues that there is a close link between the crisis of professional identity of pharmacy and epistemological inconsistencies in the disciplinary matrix of pharmacognosy, which from a teaching point of view it involves obstacles to the process of teaching and learning the discipline. moreover, the experimental nature of pharmacognosy includes a conception of science and the object of knowledge that influences the selection of content and may constitute obstacles in mediation and appropriation of knowledge and demands for the pharmacy practice.
Promo??o do uso racional de fitoterápicos: uma abordagem no ensino de Farmacognosia
Rates, S.M.K.;
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia , 2001, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-695X2001000200001
Abstract: in this paper we present a pharmacognosy teaching experience which focuses mainly on the pharmacotherapeutic aspects of phytomedicines and drugs from natural sources aiming their rational use. world commercial data and institutional actions destined to provide normalization, standardization and rational use as well some propositions for the acquisition of these products and patient counseling are presented.
International Journal of Herbal Medicine (IJHM): A New Open-Access International Journal  [PDF]
Rakesh K Joshi
International Journal of Herbal Medicine , 2013,
Abstract: It is with pleasure that we introduce the first issue of online journal “International Journal of Herbal Medicine (IHJM)” a bimonthly publication of AkiNik Publications. The Journal is peer-reviewed, broad-spectrum and committed to the promotion of research and dissemination of knowledge in Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Essential oil chemistry, Natural product chemistry, Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Marine research and related multidiscipline. IJHM also provides an advanced international forum for the development of technology of pharmaceutical sciences.
Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wt. and Arn. : A Review  [PDF]
Padmaa M Paarakh
International Journal of Pharmacology , 2010,
Abstract: Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wt. and Arn. (Arjuna; Combretaceae) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout India and popular in various Indigenous System of Medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. In the Indian System of Medicine, the bark are used as astringent, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, tonic, in fractures, ulcers, spermatorrhoea, leucorrhoea, diabetes, cough, tumour, excessive perspiration, asthma, inflammation and skin disorders etc. The present review is therefore, an effort to give a detailed survey of the literature on pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of the plant.
Pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies on Pothos scandens L  [cached]
Lalitha rani,V.R. Mohan,A. Maruthupandian
International Journal of Phytomedicine , 2011,
Abstract: Pothos scandens L. known to the Kanikkars as ‘Paraioutan’ is an important medicinal plant. The Kanikkar tribe, inhabitants of Agasthiarmalai Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. use leaf and stem of this plant to reduce body heat and also helps in conception. The present investigation deals with the pharmacognostic studies of the leaf and stem of the said plant. Pharmacognostic studies include microscopic, physicochemical constant (ash & extractive values), Fluorescence analysis and preliminary phytochemical evaluations. Keywords: Pothos scandens L, Kanikkars, Pharmacognosy
Preparation, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Some Overview of Dodonaea Viscosa Linn  [PDF]
B.Anil Reddy
Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology , 2009,
Abstract: Dodonaea viscosa Linn. is an evergreen woody perennial shrub, though it is a native plant of Australia, indigenous and wide spread throughout the tropics. In Traditional system of medicine, various plant parts such as stem, leaves, seeds, roots, bark and aerial parts are used as antibacterial, analgesic antiviral, anti-inflammatory , antiulcer and antioxidant. The present review is therefore an effect to give a detailed survey of the literature on its pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, traditional and pharmacological uses.
An updated review on the parasitic herb of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.
Satish Patel
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao , 2012,
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. is a golden yellow, leafless, perennial, parasitic herb of the family Convolvulaceae. C. reflexa has been investigated for antispasmodic, hemodynamic, anticonvulsant, antisteroidogenic, antihypertensive, muscle relaxant, cardiotonic, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, cholinergic, diuretic and hair growth activities. Many chemical constituents have been isolated from C. reflexa such as cuscutin, amarbelin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, kaempferol, dulcitol, myricetin, quercetin, coumarin and oleanolic acid. This review presents a detailed survey of the literature on pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and traditional and biological medicinal uses of C. reflexa.
Kumar B.N Satish,Swamy B.M Vrushabendra,Kumar Goyal Kamal,Behera Gobinda Mohan
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy , 2010,
Abstract: Careya arborea Roxb. belongs to the family Lecythidaceae is found in many places of the world. It is known as “Kumbhi” in Ayurveda. This is the oldest remedy known to mankind in herbal medicines. India is known worldwide for its Ayurvedic treatment. Medicinal herbs have curative properties due to presence of various complex chemical substance of different composition, which are found as secondary plant metabolites in one or more parts of these plants. The pharmacological activity depends upon the chemical constituents in the plants, so to isolate proper chemical constituents an exact identification of the drug should be done by Pharmacognostical characters. Hence this review provides an entire overlook on Pharmacognosy, chemical constituents, ethnopharmacologial action and pharmacological actions of Careya arborea Roxb.
Ficus carica Linn.: A Review on its Pharmacognostic, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects  [PDF]
Anshul Chawla,Ramandeep Kaur,Anil Kumar Sharma
International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research , 2012,
Abstract: Ficus carica Linn. (Moraceae) is commonly known as Angir is a middle sized laticiferous deciduous tree, widely distributed in all tropical and sub-tropical countries. In addition to umbelliferone, scopoletin, the phytoconstituents like psoralens, bergapten, xanthotoxin, xanthotoxol, marmesin have been isolated from leaves and peptides from latex. The fruit extracts possessed activity in anaemia, latex as anthelmintic (due to ficin) and anticarcinogenic. Traditionally, the plant is being used as purgative, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diuretic, anti- anxiety (mild sedative). The present review is therefore, an effort to give a detailed survey of the literature on its pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties.
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