Significance of Clinical Pharmacognosy Course in Pharmacy Curriculum: for Effective and Safe Delivery of Natural Medicines.
- 1. Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi – Pakistan
Nature is the base of all the systems of medicines. It was initiation for the cure of mankind on earth. In current era use of natural treatment modalities is in vogue. The natural treatment medicines and modalities are utilized for the prevention, supportive adjuvant of chronic diseases and for the cure of diseases diagnosed at early stage. The naturopathy facilitates in improving the overall quality of life of patients. World Health Organization acknowledges the contribution of natural treatment modalities and natural medicines for health, wellness and people centered healthcare. Precisely, it is the time to understand the worth of natural medicine for healing ailing humanity and to realize and ensure that they are prescribed judiciously by the expert of that particular natural medicine field. Take any form of natural medicine according to the prescription and avoid self-medication. Pharmacist have a key role to play here. As they are the custodians of drugs and have sound knowledge concerning synthetic and natural medicines.