The research activity of the Laboratory ofPharmacognosy of the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences ‘Rodolfo Paoletti’ is mainly aimed at the study of medicinal and edible plants, in which the pharmacological approach is associated with a rigorous chemical investigation, in order to correlate the observed biological effect on one or more chemical entities.

The Laboratory of Pharmacognosy collaborates with researchers from other national and international universities, as well as collaborating with important companies in the pharmaceutical and food supplements sector in the development and formulation of new natural health products.

What does pharmacognosy study?

The etymological meaning of the term Pharmacognosy is the knowledge (from gnosis) of poisons (from pharmakon). Pharmacognosy is therefore that scientific discipline that deals with the study of biologically active...

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Research projects

The research of the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, through the use of in vitro and in vivo assays, is aimed at studying the activity of natural products in the context of...

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