Vol 7, Issue 1

Editorial

Editorial

I.E. Cock a,b*Editor-In-ChiefaEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia.bSchool of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia. Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,1-3.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.1Published: October 2016Type: Editorial ABSTRACT Dear readers and authors, I am pleased to bring you volume 7, issue 1 of Pharmacognosy …

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Pharmacognosy Communications, Vol 7, Issue 1, Jan-Mar, 2017 15 PICTORIAL ABSTRACT

Australian Acacia spp. extracts as natural food preservatives: Growth inhibition of food spoilage and food poisoning bacteria

Ian Edwin Cocka,b*aEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia.bSchool of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia. Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,4-15.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.2Published: October 2016Type: Original Article ABSTRACT Introduction: A. auriculiformis, A. disparrima and A. leptoloba are native Australian Acacia spp. which were …

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Eupomatia laurina R. Br. fruit solvent extractions inhibit the growth of a panel of pathogenic bacteria

Krystal Bryant,a Ian Edwin Cock a,b*aSchool of Natural Sciences, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia.bEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia. Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,16-23.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.3Published:October 2016Type:Original Article ABSTRACT Introduction: Eupomatia laurina are trees native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. The fruit of this species are …

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In vitro evaluation of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Asparagus aphyllus L., Crataegus azarolus L., and Ephedra alata Decne.in monocultures and co-cultures of HepG2 and THP-1-derived macrophages

Abdalsalam Kmail1,2, Badiaa Lyoussi1, Hilal Zaid2, Hamada Imtara1, Bashar Saad21Physiology-Pharmacology, University of Fez, P.O.Box 1796 Fez Atlas, Fez, Morocco.2Qasemi Research Center- Al-Qasemi Academic College, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Arab American University Jenin, P.O.Box 240, Jenin, Palestine Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,24-33.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.4Published: October 2016Type: Original Article ABSTRACT Introduction: Asparagus aphyllus L.,Crataegus azarolus L., and Ephedra alata Decne.have …

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Evaluation of antifungal activity and cytotoxicity of Thymus vulgaris essential oil

Mohammed Hamed Al-Shahrani1, Maysa Mahfoud2, Riyasdeen Anvarbatcha2, Md Tanwir Athar2, Abdulrahman Al Asmari2*1Department of Pediatric Oncology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, 11159, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.2Research Center, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, 11159, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,34-40.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.5Published: October 2016Type: Original Article ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the antimicrobial properties of Thymus vulgaris …

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Antiplasmodial Activities of the Stem bark Extract and Compounds of Zanthoxylum gilletii (De wild) P.G. Waterman

Leonidah Kerubo Omosa1*, Evans Kenanda Okemwa2 1Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 30197, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.2Department of Chemistry, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kisii University, P.O. Box 408-40200 Kisii, Kenya Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,41-46.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.6Published:October 2016Type:Original Article ABSTRACT Introduction: Multidrug resistance remains a major obstacle hindering successful antimalarial chemotherapy. In …

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Pyrazole, Isoxazoline and Bypyrimidine Derivatives from Polygonum senegalense and Psiadia punctulata Flavonoids and their Anti-Microbial Activities

Pyrazole, Isoxazoline and Bypyrimidine Derivatives from Polygonum senegalense and Psiadia punctulata Flavonoids and their Anti-Microbial Activities

Evans Okemwa Kenandaa, Leonidah Kerubo OmosabaDepartment of Chemistry, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kisii University, P.O. Box 408-40200 Kisii, KenyabDepartment of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,47-52.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.7Published: October 2016Type: Original Article ABSTRACT Currently, researchers have given special attention to the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds with …

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pectroscopic data of by-product, N´-phenylacetohydrazide (10).

Semi-Synthetic Pyrazoline Derivatives from Polygonum senegalense Chalcones and their Anti-Microbial Activities

Evans Okemwa Kenanda*, Leonidah Kerubo Omosaa*Department of Chemistry, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kisii University, P.O. Box 408-40200 Kisii, Kenya.aDepartment of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,53-60.DOI:10.5530/pc.2017.1.8Published: October 2016Type: Original Article ABSTRACT This paper describes the semi-synthesis and anti-microbial activity of novel pyrazoline derivatives of …

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The Janus Corner

The Janus Corner

I.E.Cocka,b*aSchool of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia.bEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia. Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,61-62.Published: October 2016Type: The Janus Corner ABSTRACT This occasional section within the journal surveys visions and achievements, often not on the main track …

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Rosemarinus officinalis L. (family Lamiaceae), commonly known as rosemary is a woody perennial herb with fragrant acicular leaves and white, pink or blue flowers. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region but has been widely naturalised globally. The leaves have culinary uses to flavour food.Rosemary also has a wide range of traditional therapeutic uses including as a stimulant (and as a calmative), for the treatment of nerve and digestive disorders, to relieve headache and pain, reduce blood pressure, and for the treatment of colic.1 Rosemary essential oils2 and extracts3 have been reported to have good antimicrobial activity against broad panels of bacteria and fungi.These studies have attributed the therapeutic properties of rosemary to a variety of polyphenolic compounds including betulinic acid, caffeic acid, camphor, carnosic acid and carnosol, rosmaric acid andursolic acid. However, rosemary should be used with caution in individuals with diabetes as it has been reported to increase blood glucose levels and may therefore exacerbate the condition.1 This photograph was taken in Brisbane, Australia in 2016 by Dr Ian Cock.

Medicinal Plant Images

Ian Edwin Cocka,b*aEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia.bSchool of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia. Pharmacognosy Communications,2017,7,1,63-64.DOI:NilPublished: October 2016Type: Medical Plant Images ABSTRACT Rosemarinus officinalis L. (family Lamiaceae), commonly known as rosemary is a woody perennial herb …

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