Ian Edwin Cock1,2
1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Dear readers and authors,
I am pleased to bring you Volume 9, Issue 3 of Pharmacognosy Communications. In this issue we present new research reports examining the Pharmacognosy of several important medicinal plants including the phytochemistry and anti-plasmoidal activity of biflavanones isolated from the stem bark of Garcinia buchananii Engl. A further study reported the antibacterial activity of oleanolic acid and other compounds isolated from Cordia africana L. extracts. This study was particularly noteworthy as the compounds were screened against Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE). The antibacterial activity of the Australian plant species Xanthophyllum fragrans C. T. White against the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and the potential of Grevillea juncifolia Hook. and Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex. R.B leaf and flower extracts extracts to inhibit the growth of a panel of gram positive and gram-negative bacteria. Read more. . .