Baeckea frutescens is a natural remedy recorded to be used in curing various health conditions. In Peninsular Malaysia, B. frutescens is found. Baeckea frutescens L. Show All Show Tabs baeckea. General Information. Symbol: BAFR4. Group: Dicot. Family: Myrtaceae. Duration: Growth Habit. Baeckea frutescens L. is one of herbs of Myrtaceae tribe [1] that potential to be cultivated Essential oil extract from B. frutescens L’s roots is likewise anti-.

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The lower the EC 50 values presented, the higher the reducing power of the extract. Fruit frutesccens hemispherical to campanulate capsule opening by longitudinal slits.

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The increase in body weight of the rats gradually with time indicates normal growth Fig. It is not uncommon for crude extracts to possess a lower cytotoxic activity as compared to its isolates.

Antioxidant properties in vitro and total phenolic contents in methanol extracts from medicinal plants. By means of using these two cell lines, the role of the extracts in causing cell death through the p 53 gene can be assessed. Antioxidant activities of aqueous extracts of selected plants.

There was a wide range of phenolic concentrations present in the methanolic crude extract of B. This is the lowest class of toxicity outlined by OECD. The absorbance data was then expressed as a percentage of inhibition by comparison to a negative control blank.


Natural products as sources of new drugs over the period frutscens The previous study by Wang et al. Naeckea for the water frutdscens, it most likely contains other water soluble antioxidant Vitamin C, aromatic amines, Cu IFe II and ascorbic acid to name a few examples. The antioxidant capacity of extracts in DPPH radical scavenging, reducing power and metal chelating assay.

In order to bypass this shortcoming, four simple, fast and reliable biochemical assays i. The essential oil extracted from this plant is used in the treatment of rheumatism by the locals. Seedling with epigeal germination; cotyledons small, green; hypocotyl elongated; leaves opposite, needle-like.

Cytotoxic activity IC 50 values of B. SM collected, identified and processed the plant samples that was used in this study. The water extract with low phenolic content also displayed strong reducing power and metal chelating ability, and thus suggesting the possibility of other antioxidant substances instead of phenolic compounds.

All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. All the experiments were carried out in triplicates to ensure their reproducibility. The concentrations of phenolic compounds in the extract and fractions of B.

Cisplatin was used as positive reference standard. In Indonesia Sumatra, Java the leaves are used as an emmenagogue.

Phloroglucinols from Baeckea frutescens. Int J Cancer Res.

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With the exception of B. This was done to evaluate the safety of using this plant extract for pharmacological studies which will lead towards fritescens in humans.


The water layer was freeze-dried to give a brown water extract Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Support Center Support Center. Table 1 The total phenolic content of B. Makino M, Fujimoto Y.

The reducing power of B. In frhtescens current study, an acute oral toxicity testing was conducted on Sprague—Dawley rats in order to determine the toxicity of B.

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A syringe attached to a stainless steel ball-tipped gavage needle was used to orally administer the dosage to the rats. This can be associated with the concept of synergism and antagonism between the compounds present in the extracts. Antioxidant capacity of B.

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In Indo-China leaves are occasionally put among clothing to keep insects away. DPPH radical scavenging activity The free radical-scavenging potential of the extracts and its fractions were analysed according to previously reported method of Teoh et al. In Malaysia and Indonesia, B. Background Alternative ffutescens has been extensively used throughout time in the prevention and treatment of various diseases.