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Dear sir I am doing my plus two biology group I would like to know about Pharmacognosy and career prospects? | Kalvimalar - News

Dear sir I am doing my plus two biology group I would like to know about Pharmacognosy and career prospects?- 6-Mar-2008

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Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines from natural sources. Pharmacognosy is defined as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources".

Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs from natural origins, especially drugs from plants.

 

Pharmacognosy is a bridge between pharmaceutical and basic sciences. It is a vital link between ayurvedic and allopathic systems of medicine


Career prospects

  • One can become a medical practitioner in Indian system of medicines. Government of India appoints Doctors from Indian system of Medicines under the aegis of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy). Various State Governments also appoint Doctors in the respective states in the department of AYUSH from time to time
  • After completing Masters in Pharmacognosy, one can pursue Ph.D. and take up a career in academics.
  • These days many pharmaceutical Companies offer excellent job avenues for this field in their Research and Development wings
  • Government of India also holds a promise for job in the R&D section of AYUSH.

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