Vol 12, Issue 1

Editorial

I.E. Cock1,2,*Editor-In-Chief1Centre for Planetary Health and food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.1 Dear Readers and Authors, I am pleased to bring you Volume 12, Issue 1 of Pharmacognosy Communications. In this issue, we present a review on the uses of mucilage …

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A Look at the Role of Mucilage at the Industrial Level

Exploration of Streptomyces hygroscopicus Secondary Metabolite Compound as a Development of Antimalarial Drug Candidate

Melinda Violita1, Ajeng Widyastuti1, Cahya Pandya Astami2, Rivo Yudhinata Brian Nugraha3, Uswatun Khasanah4,* 1Pharmacy Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya, INDONESIA. 2Medical Education Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya, INDONESIA. 3Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya, INDONESIA. 4Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya Jl. Veteran, Malang, INDONESIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.2 ABSTRACT …

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A Look at the Role of Mucilage at the Industrial Level

A Look at the Role of Mucilage at the Industrial Level

María Paz Villegas Calero, Alejandro Esquivel Álvarez, Elías Quesada Morales, María Fernanda Rojas Salas, Marianela Chavarría-Rojas, German Madrigal Redondo* Instituto de Investigaciones Farmacéuticas (INIFAR), Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, COSTA RICA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.3 ABSTRACT Introduction: This bibliographic review gathers information regarding mucilages, their characteristics, extraction methods for various plant species, and their …

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Antibacterial Activity of Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn. Root Extracts against Gastrointestinal Pathogens and Bacterial Triggers of Autoimmune Diseases

Antibacterial Activity of Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn. Root Extracts against Gastrointestinal Pathogens and Bacterial Triggers of Autoimmune Diseases

Alysha Bromley1, Ian E Cock1,2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.4 ABSTRACT Background: Recent increases in the numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria and corresponding decreases in antimicrobial discovery have focussed drug discovery efforts towards plant based …

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Extracts of Lomandra hystrix Labill. Aerial Parts Lack Antibacterial Activity and are Non-toxic in vitro

Extracts of Lomandra hystrix Labill. Aerial Parts Lack Antibacterial Activity and are Non-toxic in vitro

Getmore Rumbudzai Chikowe1, Lindiwe Nomathemba Mpala1, I E Cock1,2,* 1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.5 ABSTRACT Introduction: The development of bacterial strains that are resistant to multiple antibiotics has made the discovery of new antibiotics a priority for medical …

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Figure 1: Student grade outcomes in 2010 – 2013 expressed as a proportion of each cohort. HD = high distinction (≥ 85 %); D = distinction (75-84.9 %); C = credit (65-74.9 %); P = pass (50-64.9 %); F = fail (≤ 49.9 %).

Improving Student Outcomes and Perceptions in First Year Biosciences by Enhancing Engagement: A Case Study

Ian Cock1,2,* 1School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. 2Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.6 ABSTRACT Background: Engagement of students in the biosciences is essential to ensure a continued flow of quality medical, pharmaceutical and pharmacognosy researchers into the future. Methods: A suite of teaching modalities and …

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Green Tea Consumption may Protect against Cancer

The Janus Corner

I 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.2022.1.7 A recent report in Nature Communications highlighted the potential of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a common component in green tea, for its ability to …

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Figure 1: Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir) A.C.Sm. (Family Winteraceae), commonly known as Tasmanian pepper or mountain pepper berry, is shrub which is endemic to the woodlands and cool temperate rainforests of Tasmania and the south-eastern region of the Australian mainland. The leaves, berries and bark of this plant have traditional uses as a food flavouring, and as a medicinal plant. Australian Aborigines used T. lanceolata as a therapeutic agent to treat stomach disorders and as an emetic, as well as general usage as a tonic.1 That study reported that T. lanceolata was used by Australian Aborigines for the treatment and cure of skin disorders, venereal diseases, colic, stomach ache and as a quinine substitute. Several of these traditional uses have been validated in recent publications. The antibacterial properties of T. lanceolata have been particularly well reported against a wide variety of bacterial species.2-6 Similarly, the related species Tasmannia stipatata7 and Pseudowintwera colorata (Raoul) Dandy8 have also been reported to inhibit the growth of multiple bacteria. T. lanceolata extracts have also been reported to inhibit the growth of the gastrointestinal protozoal parasite Giadria duodenalis.6,9 Similar extracts also inhibit the proliferation of several human cancer cell lines.6,10

Medicinal Plant Images

I E Cock1,2,* 1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. 2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. DOI: 10.5530/pc.2022.1.8 Figure 1: Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir) A.C.Sm. (Family Winteraceae), commonly known as Tasmanian pepper or mountain pepper berry, is shrub which is endemic to the woodlands and …

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