GLIMPSE OF PHARMACY PROFESSION IN INDIA
India has been one of the countries in the world whose past has been glorious. It is a country where others have gained knowledge, ethics and moral for their future prosperity. The Indian traditional systems of medicine have been Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. Ayurveda and Siddha originated in India itself. In ancient India the sources of drugs were of vegetable, animal and mineral origin. They were prepared empirically by few experienced persons. Knowledge of that medical system was usually kept secret within a family. There were no scientific methods of standardization of drugs. In the field of medical or pharmacy profession, our country has a rich tradition and the following important milestones depict the history and development of pharmacy profession and education activity in India. In This short review author provides some of the glimpses of the pharmacy profession in India.
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