Ian Edwin Cock1,2,*
1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Published: December 2020
I am pleased to bring you Volume 10, Issue 4 of Pharmacognosy Communications. In this issue we present new research reports examining the pharmacognosy of several important medicinal plants including the anti-allergic activity of Gmelina arborea Roxb. extracts, as well as the antioxidant and anti-helmintic activity of Borassus flabellifer Linn. root extracts. We also include a number of reviews of medicinal plants and their constituents. In particular, this issue presents reviews on the photochemistry and medicinal properties of leek (Allium ampeloprasum), Schisandra chinensis, lychee (Lintci chinensis), Chinese star anise, Asafoetida (the dried latex of Ferula spp.), as well as on the isolated compounds huperzinea (isolated from club moss) and galactomannans and diosgenin isolated from fenugreek. Furthermore, a pharmacognostic standardisation study on Himalayan berry using HPTLC and HPLC fingerprinting describes quality control parameters for evaluation of the fruit. Read more…