LMD: Modernizing traditional medicine
The word 'pharmacognosy' derives from the Greek words 'pharmakon' or drug, and 'gnosis' or knowledge, according to the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Pharmacognosy includes the study of potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin and the search for new drugs from natural sources.
Scientists from LMD Pharmacognosie SA start with literature searches on traditional medicine to select drug leads. Once a plant is chosen, LMD consults with practitioners of traditional medicine in the field to confirm the