Natural Products & Pharmaceutical Education

Natural products (secondary metabolites) have been the most successful source of leads for potential drug discovery. Natural products have been well documented for their medicinal uses for thousands of years. Plants have evolved and adapted over millions of years to withstand bacteria, insects, fungi and weather to produce unique, structurally diverse secondary metabolites. Their ethno pharmacological properties have been used as a primary source of medicines for early drug discovery. Macro and micro fungi have been part of human life for thousands of years. They were used as food (mushrooms), in preparation of alcoholic beverages (yeasts), medication in traditional medicine and for cultural purposes.

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize use of medication for the benefit of the patients. An establishment in which pharmacy (in the first sense) is practiced is called a pharmacy (this term is more common in the United States) or a chemist's (which is more common in Great Britain). In the United States and Canada, drugstores commonly sell medicines, as well as miscellaneous items such as confectionery, cosmetics, office supplies, toys, hair care products and magazines and occasionally refreshments and groceries. In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of the pharma may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method.

Number of People doing Research on following topics in 2018 across globe:

Acupuncture – 550000;  homeopathic remedies – 22200; herbal medicine – 60500; herbal products - 12100; homeopathy – 246000; natural remedies – 40500; herbal plants – 49500; chinese herbs - 14800; herbs - 246000; herbal supplements - 33100; herbal remedies - 14800; nature medicine - 40500;natural supplements - 8100; herbalist – 22200; healing herbs – 22200; homeopathy treatment – 8100; chinese medicine – 49500; ayurvedic products – 9900; Ayurveda  - 450000; ayurvedic medicine – 74000; ayurvedic treatment - 14800

Most happening conferences:

HERBAL MEDICINE 2018; HERBALS SUMMIT 2018; ACUPUNCTURE 2018; YOGA & NATURAL THERAPIES 2018; NATURAL MEDICINE 2018; CAM 2018; NATURAL MEDICINE CONGRESS 2018

 

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