Uses of Natural Products

·         As medicines for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, e.g. morphine, atropine, digoxin, hormones, antibiotics

·         As pharmaceutical aids in pharmaceutical industry e.g. suspending & emulsifying agents, suppository bases, binders, sweetening and colouring agents

·         In cosmetics as flavouring and colouring agents

·         In culture media for the propagation of microorganisms in microbiology laboratories & biotechnology.

General uses e.g. in food industries: as dusting powders, as indicators and in perfumery.

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Evans, W. C. (2009). Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy. India: Reed Elsevier Limited.

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