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Ian Edwin Cock1,2 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2024.1.1 Dear Readers and Authors I am pleased to bring you Volume 14, Issue 1 of Pharmacognosy Communications. In this issue, we present a review of the use of Ayuvedic plant Annona reticulta, examining its phytochemistry and pharmacological properties. This issue also presents a review of the ethnobotany, phytochemistry and medicinal properties of Australian native Terminalia spp. Additionally, we present a study evaluating the antibacterial activity of Taraxacum offininale (L.) Weber ex…

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Kavya Shree Basappa1 , Sri Raghava2 , Sharanaiah Umesha1, * 1Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, INDIA. 2Department of Biotechnology, Karnataka State Open University, Muktagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, INDIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2024.1.2 ABSTRACT As old as humanity itself, medicinal plants have been used to treat illnesses. The use of medicinal herbs has not decreased despite any scientific advancement. The history of the relationship between mankind and the search for drugs predates now. There used to be a dearth of information regarding therapeutic plants, but his search never came to an end. Man’s long-running battles with disease prompted…

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Muhammad Jawad Yousaf Zai1,2 , Matthew James Cheesman3,4 , Ian Edwin Cock1,2,* 1Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA. 2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. 3School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA. 4Menzies Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. DOI:10.5530/pc.2024.1.3 ABSTRACT The genus Terminalia contains some of the most widely used plants in traditional medicine. Many species possess antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiprotozoal, analgesic, antidiarrheal, antioxidant, antimalarial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. Some species also have cardiovascular and wound-healing effects. Despite their myriad of traditional uses,…

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Yixue Jiang1, Ian Edwin Cock1,2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. DOI:10.5530/pc.2024.1.4 ABSTRACT Introduction: An increase in antibiotic resistance and a corresponding decrease in antimicrobial discovery have directed researchers towards alternative therapies, including plant-based medicines. However, synergistic combinations of plant extracts with conventional antibiotics may be a far more effective approach in overcoming resistance and potentiating the activity of antibiotics that are otherwise ineffective against resistant bacterial strains. Materials and Methods: The antibacterial activity of Taraxacum officinale (L.) Weber ex F.H. Wigg…

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Lindiwe Mpala1 , Getmore Chikowe1 , Ian Edwin Cock1,2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. 2Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI:10.5530/pc.2024.1.5 ABSTRACT Introduction: Closely related plant species often share similar secondary metabolites and bioactivities and are therefore good targets for bioactivity testing when one or more species within a genus are known to possess therapeutic properties. The genus Podocarpus has a long history of medicinal usage in many areas of the world. Many species are known to have therapeutic properties, several species of which have well established…

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Mitchell Henry Wright* Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, AUSTRALIA. DOI:10.5530/pc.2024.1.6 ABSTRACT A recent study in Molecules comprehensively reviews cyanobacterial chemistry and the compounds that have antibacterial activity.1 This paper addresses a significant gap in current antimicrobial research by shedding light on the relatively underexplored potential of cyanobacterial compounds as sources of novel antibiotics. In a time when the rise of drug-resistant pathogens presents a significant global health challenge,2 this paper highlights the importance of diversifying the sources of antimicrobial agents, offering fresh perspectives and potential solutions. The authors emphasize the need for further…

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Ian Edwin Cock1,2,* 1Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA DOI:10.5530/pc.2024.1.7 Download PDF

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Ian E. Cock1,2 1Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2023.4.24 ABSTRACT I am pleased to bring you Volume 13, Issue 4 of Pharmacognosy Communications. In this issue, we present a review of the use of Ayuvedic plants to treat gastrointestinal; bacterial infections. This review also summarises Ayuverdic principles and thereby explains the selection of plants for this purpose. This issue also presents a comprehensive review of the use of cyanobacterial extracts and isolated compounds to treat cancer. Additionally,…

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Gagan Tiwana1 , Ian Edwin Cock2, 3,*, Matthew James Cheesman1 1School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA. 2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. 3Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2023.4.25 ABSTRACT According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of five. It is a common symptom associated with gastrointestinal bacterial infections. Many antibiotics have lost their efficacy due to the rapid emergence of Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogens.…

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