From Pharmacognosia to DNA-Based Medicinal Plant Authentication - Pharmacognosy through the Centuries.

@article{Heinrich2017FromPT,
  title={From Pharmacognosia to DNA-Based Medicinal Plant Authentication - Pharmacognosy through the Centuries.},
  author={Michael Heinrich and Sabine Anagnostou},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2017},
  volume={83 14-15},
  pages={
          1110-1116
        }
}
For centuries, pharmacognosy was essential for the identification, quality, purity, and, until the end of the 18th century, even for the efficacy of medicinal plants. Since the 19th century, it concentrated on authenticity, purity, quality and the analysis of active substances, and was established as an academic branch discipline within pharmacy and continuously developed into a modern, highly sophisticated science. Even though the paradigm in pharmacy changed in the 19th century with the… Expand
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