Guest editorial
1. Automated structure elucidation of phytochemicals

Lutfun Nahar; Satyajit D. Sarker

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 109-110

Abstract
  Plants produce a variety of chemical compounds, and plants have been the main source of new chemical entities and novel chemical scaffolds or templates, unfolding new challenges for organic synthetic chemists to explore appropriate synthetic routes for their total synthesis. Because of the unique chemical ...  Read More

Review article Phytochemistry
2. Rosa damascena essential oils: a brief review about chemical composition and biological properties

Hristina Nunes; Maria Graca Miguel

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 111-128

Abstract
  Damask rose is one of the most important aromatic plants over the world, although mostly cultivated in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Iran. Damask rose is used not only as an ornamental plant but also for extracting essential oils from petals and buds. From flowers is also obtained rose water, rose concrete and ...  Read More

<i>Rosa damascena</i> essential oils: a brief review about chemical composition and biological properties


Original Article Phytochemistry
3. Antiallergic polyphenols from Citharexylum spinosum

Ahmed E. Allam

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 129-134

Abstract
  Three polyphenolic compounds; 1,3,6-tri-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranose (TGG) (1), methyl gallate (2) and hydroxyquinol (3) have been isolated from the aerial parts of Fiddlewood Citharexylum spinosum L. The structure of the isolated compounds have been established on the basis of spectroscopic methods ...  Read More

Antiallergic polyphenols from <i>Citharexylum spinosum</i>


Original Article Phytochemistry
4. Leucas aspera (Willd.) L.: Antibacterial, antifungal and mosquitocidal activities

Manickam Pavunraj; Ganapathy Ramasubbu; Kathirvelu Baskar

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 135-142

Abstract
  The various organic extracts from the leaves of Leucas aspera were screened for their antibacterial, antifungal and larvicidal activities against selected bacterial, fungal strains and mosquito larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus. Antimicrobial activity was carried out using disc-diffusion method and MIC ...  Read More

<i>Leucas aspera</i> (Willd.) L.: Antibacterial, antifungal and mosquitocidal activities


Original Article Phytochemistry
5. Lipid and volatile composition of Borage (Borago officinalis L.) leaf

Wissem Aidi Wannes; Baya Mhamdi; Moufida Saidani Tounsi; Brahim Marzouk

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 143-148

Abstract
  Lipid and volatile composition of Borago officinalis L. leaf was investigated. The results showed that α-linolenic acid was the major fatty acid followed by stearidonic acid. Total lipids were composed of neutral and polar lipids. Polar lipids were mainly composed of phosphatidylcholine as the ...  Read More

Lipid and volatile composition of Borage (<i>Borago officinalis</i> L.) leaf


Original Article Phytochemistry
6. A new lupane triterpene glycoside from Euphorbia boissierana Prokh.

Lili Gvazava; Nana Gorgaslidze; Markus Ganzera; Alexander Skhirtladze

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 149-152

Abstract
  Euphorbia plants displayed a wide range of biological activities including anticancer, antitumor, anti-diabetic, anticoagulant, antiproliferative, antioxidant, cytotoxic and modulation of multidrug resistance. Euphorbia boissierana Prokh. is one of the 45 species growing in Georgia. A new lupane triterpene ...  Read More

A new lupane triterpene glycoside from <i>Euphorbia boissierana</i> Prokh.


Review article Pharmacognosy
7. Ethnobotanical studies on folkloric medicinal plants in Nainamalai, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India

Kumar Ganesan; Baojun Xu

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 153-168

Abstract
  Indian folkloric and traditional medicinal systems are abundantly using medicinal plants or their decoctions for the treatment of various ailments. However, this traditional knowledge is on the verge of extinction, and there is an urgent necessity to conserve this oral traditional knowledge mainly by ...  Read More

Ethnobotanical studies on folkloric medicinal plants in Nainamalai, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India


Original Article Food Science and Food Chemistry
8. Antibacterial activity of Butia odorata extracts against pathogenic bacteria

Darla Maia; Bianca Aranha; Fabio Chaves; Wladimir Silva

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, Pages 169-174

Abstract
  Currently, synthetic preservatives are added to foods to increase their microbiological safety, but the demand for foods free of these agents is on the rise. Butia odorata Barb. Rodr. is a tree native to southern South America, with fruits rich in bioactive compounds. In this investigation, hexane (BHE) ...  Read More

Antibacterial activity of <i>Butia odorata</i> extracts against pathogenic bacteria