The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy (JSP) was founded in 1947. We serve
to promote research in pharmacognosy and its related fields to provide
the members with the oppornities for presentations, exhchange of knowledge,
and cooperation/coordinaton among relevant societies. JSP currently has
over 1,200 members including regular, student, supporting, and honorary
categories. The JSP's primary scope lies in the chemical, biochemical and
biological properties of medicinal natural products and their derivatives.
Research topics include the search for novel medicinal sources, structure
elucidation, chemotaxonomy, genetic analysis, pharmacology, and biosynthesis.
JSP is internationally active, and brings together those interested in
the related fields such as oriental 'Kampo' medicines. We currently hold
the partnership with the corresponding academic societies, KSP (The Korean Society of Pharmacognosy) and CCTCNM (The Chinese Commission
of Traditional Chinese and Natural Medicines, Chinese Pharmaceutical Association) to organize the Joint Symposium on Pharmacognosy since 2005.