The Pharmacognosy has played an important role in the development of various departments of the science. Pharmacognosy gives a sound knowledge of the vegetable drugs under botany and animal drugs under zoology. It also includes plant taxonomy, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant genetics and by this knowledge one can improve the cultivation methods for both medicinal and aromatic plants. Nowadays photochemistry (plant chemistry) has undergone the significant improvement. This includes a variety of substances that are accumulated by plants and synthesized by plants.
A vital contribution to the advancement of natural and physical science :
This has done by the advanced technologies of cultivation, purification, identification (characterization) of pharmaceuticals from nature. Concepts of biochemistry and chemical engineering help in the improvement of collection, processing and storage technologies of pharmaceuticals.
It also gives knowledge of chemotaxonomy, biogenic pathways for the formation of acute ingredients.
A vital link between pharmacology and medicinal chemistry :
Newly detected plant drugs are converting into medicine as purified phytochemicals. Pharmacognosy is essential for the evolution of new medicines because crude drugs are used for the preparation of galanicals or as a sources of therapeutically active metabolites.
Phytopharmaceuticals that is synthesized drugs are finally formed in a suitable dosage forms and in which the crude drugs can be act as a intermediates.
In short pharmacognosy is an important link between pharmaceuticals and basic science as well as ayurvedic and allopathic system of medicines. So pharmacognosy is a science of active principles of crude drugs and which can be help in dispensing, formulating, manufacturing of dosage forms.
In other way the complete knowledge of pharmacognosy will help in the recent trend that is in industries , As a research tools and in new drug delivery systems, and all the departments of pharmaceuticals and one can improve the healthcare facilities across the world.
Pharmacognosy gives a sound knowledge of the vegetable drugs under botany and animal drugs under zoology. It also includes plant taxonomy, plant breeding , plant pathology, plant genetics and by this knowledge one can improve the cultivation methods for both medicinal and aromatic plants