THE ROLE OF PHARMACOGNOSY IN PHYTOTHERAPHY — THE CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME

  • AA Elujoba Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile — Ife, Nigeria
Keywords: Phytotheraphy, medicinal plants, traditional medicine, discoveries and challenges

Abstract

Every period of time in the entire life span of a particular generation of Homo sapiens is faced with various challenges. Such challenges do vary greatly, and they range from professional, survival, domestic, political, economic and scientific challenges. In the last 200 years or so for instance, there have been tremendous challenges facing the world of Science including the subject of Pharmacognosy and attempts to rise up into those challenges have resulted in various discoveries and advancements. New challenges in Pharmacognosy and the ways to face them in the next century are suggested.

Key Words: Phytotheraphy, medicinal plants, traditional medicine, discoveries and challenges

Nig. J. Nat. Prod. And Med. Vol.2 1998: 5-8
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