Posts Tagged pharmacognosy

Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals

Aug 12th, 2012 Posted in Medications and Your Health, Preventing Diseases, Vitamins and Health | no comment »

 

 

Are organically grown foods better for our health? Are they considered medicinal?

Pharmacology verses Pharmacognosy

 

We all know that it is better to get our nutrients from the foods we eat instead of taking supplements. But how much do we know about some nutraceuticals that may be in part food?

When pharmacology first evolved it was all about pharmacognosy- or  natural pharmaceuticals that are medicinal.  Pharmacognosy is the oldest branch of pharmacy. This ancient medicine gathered herbs, animals, plants and minerals to concoct them into mixtures which were considered great remedies.