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The Difference Between
What is the difference between study of natural products and pharmacognosy?
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What are the Scope and practice of pharmacognosy?
Pharmacognosy deals with chemistry, biochemistry, isolation, structure determination and bioavaibility and pharmacological aspects of natural sources, natural products and natural compounds. In analytical Pharmacognosy, the microscopical features, anatomical and morphological caharcateristics of herbal drugs preparaed from pedicianl plants are studied, in addition natural chemical pure compounds are isolatede and the chemical formulae are determined, and the biologically active compounds are searched for their pharmacological and biochemical properties.