Ian Edwin Cock1,2,*
1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Published: January 2020
Dear Readers and Authors,
I am pleased to bring you Volume 10, Issue 1 of Pharmacognosy Communications. In this issue we present new research reports examining the Pharmacognosy of several important medicinal plants including the anti-plasmoidal activity of several plant species used traditionally to treat malaria and the anti-proliferative activity towards BT549 breast cancer cells and in silico modelling of Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides compounds. There are also several studies examining the antibacterial activity of Banksia collina R.Br., Banksia oblongifolia Cav., Brachychiton acerifolius (A.Cunn. ex G.Don) Macarthur and C. moore, Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden, Ficus racemosa L. and Rosa canina L. The R. canina study also reports that a methanolic extract restored significant growth inhibitory activity to chloramphenicol and tetracycline when tested in combination, thereby restoring their activity in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains. We also include a short communication discussing the effects of climate change on plants used in traditional Chinese medicine. Read more…