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Medicinal Plants Used by the Vantangiya Tribe of North-Eastern Terai Region, Uttar Pradesh, India

Deepa Srivastava, Neha Rauniyar, Manisha Mishra Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2023.1.3 ABSTRACT The present study was undertaken to collect information from local tribe Vantangiya about their traditional healers based on medicinal plants and their uses during August 2019-till date. Five villages where the Vantangiya tribal community …

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A Review of the Sedative, Anti-anxiety and Immunosti-mulant Properties of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Ashwagandha)

Tian Xu1, Ian E Cock1,2,*, 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2023.1.4 ABSTRACT Background: Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, commonly known as ashwagandha, is a small woody shrub whose roots are used traditionally …

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Analyzing Bacterial Species from Different Environments Using Direct 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing Methods

Olubunmi Faniyan1, Victor Akpe2, Ian E Cock2,3,* 1Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, NIGERIA. 2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 3Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2023.1.5 ABSTRACT Multiple bacterial species including Escherichia coli, Bacillus …

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Antibacterial Activity and Toxicity Profiles of Epilobium parviflorum (Schreb.) Schreb. Extracts and Conventional Antibiotics against Bacterial Triggers of Some Autoimmune Diseases

Jason Batten1, Ian E Cock1, 2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2023.1.6 ABSTRACT Background: Epilobium parviflorum (Schreb.) Schreb. has been used traditionally to treat prostate, bladder and kidney diseases, as well …

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Citrus australasica F. Muell. Leaf Extracts are Ineffective Inhibitors of the Growth of a Panel of Bacterial Pathogens

Lindy Mpala1, Getmore Chikowe1, Ian E Cock1,2,*1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.4.26 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 …

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Growth Inhibitory Properties of Kunzea pomifera F.Muell. and Podocarpus elatus R.Br. Fruit Extracts against Axillary and Foot Odour Producing Bacteria

Aiden Wood1, 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.2022.4.27 ABSTRACT Introduction: Many high antioxidant fruit extracts can inhibit the growth of multiple bacterial pathogens. They may also inhibit the growth of malodour producing bacteria and thus …

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Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees Leaf Extracts Lack Antibacterial Activity against some Bacterial Triggers of Inflammatory Diseases and are Non-toxic in vitro

Jason Batten, I E Cock1,2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.4.28 ABSTRACT Introduction: The recent development of extensively antibiotic resistant bacteria has necessitated the search for novel antibacterial compounds. An examination of aromatic plants …

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Combination of Phytochemicals in the Management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Induced in Rats

Vimal Temkar1,*, Sasikumar Menon2 1Department of Zoology, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.2TDM Lab, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.4.29 ABSTRACT Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous reproductive disorder and the most common endocrinopathy that leads to anovulatory infertility. PCOS is associated with wide spectrum of complications in various health aspects including anovulation, …

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The Effects of Storage Time on the Antibacterial Activity of Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC. Extracts

Hongcheng Zhu1, Joseph Shalom1,2, Ian Edwin Cock1,2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.3.19 ABSTRACT Introduction: The recent development of extensively antibiotic resistant bacteria has necessitated the search for novel antibacterial therapies. An examination …

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Growth Inhibitory Properties of Scaevola spinescens R.Br. Leaf Extracts against the Acne Vulgaris causing Bacterium Cutibacterium acnes

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.2022.3.20 ABSTRACT Introduction: Acne vulgaris is a skin conditions that affects most adolescents and may also afflict adults. Medicinal plant extracts may provide leads for the development of new topical …

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