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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By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. The beneficial properties of natural products are endless. Seedling with epigeal germination; cotyledons small, green; hypocotyl elongated; leaves opposite, needle-like. Since both the DPPH scavenging assay and reducing power assay are based on the electron transfer principles, it is not surprising that similar trends were observed in both studies.

It is externally applied as an antiseptic in treating furunculosis baecksa impetigo.

Received Feb 27; Accepted Jun 8. The current study focused on lung cancer cell lines as B. Antioxidant activities of aqueous extracts of selected plants. Table 2 The antioxidant capacity of extracts in DPPH radical scavenging, reducing power and metal chelating assay. It is also prescribed against epistaxis, impetigo, dyspepsia, dysentery and menstrual disorders. Antioxidant activity of peptides obtained from porcine myofibrillar proteins by protease treatment. Dried parts of B. In trade the leaves of B.


The metal chelating assay quantifies the capability of the test samples in binding to oxidation promoting ferrous ion. The antioxidant capacity of extracts in DPPH radical scavenging, reducing power and metal chelating assay. All the rats showed no sign of distress or displayed any symptoms associated with toxicity. Kae Shin Sim, Phone: The current study was aimed to investigate the total phenolic content, antioxidant potential, cytotoxic activity and acute oral toxicity of B.

As such the components should be isolated and re-evaluated. Triplicates baekcea performed for each sample to ensure reproducibility in the results obtained. Flavanones from Baeckea frutescens.

A later report by Hwang et al. Thus, it is highly frutescenns to ensure the substance is safe before exposing it to humans through consumption. In the reducing power assay, the reducing power capabilities of B. Fruit a hemispherical to campanulate capsule opening by longitudinal slits.

Generally, antioxidant activity depends on the composition of the extracts and the assay methods [ 20 ].

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The cytotoxic activity of the extracts were evaluated against two lung carcinoma cell lines with varying molecular characteristics using the MTT [3- 4, 5-dimethylthiazolyl -2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] assay. The hexane extract displayed a mild cytotoxic effect on both A and NCI-H frutescrns lung carcinoma cell lines. The absorbance data was then expressed as a percentage of inhibition by comparison to a bbaeckea control blank. Reducing power assay The reducing power of B.


The water extract presented the lowest phenolic content among all the tested extracts.

The cells were then treated with B. Methanol was used as a blank for this experimentation.

Baeckea frutescens

The previous study by Wang et al. 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. Moreover, two or more component present in the extracts could either fruescens working synergistically together or antagonistically against each other which may be the reason for the lack of acceptable level cytotoxicity.

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