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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As for the water fraction, it most likely contains other water soluble antioxidant Vitamin C, aromatic amines, Cu IFe II and ascorbic acid to name a few examples.

The essential oil grutescens be obtained by distillation. The fresh leaves of B.

The assay was frutescdns in the presence of increasing concentrations of extracts under evaluation across a fixed period of time.

In Indo-China leaves are occasionally put beckea clothing to keep insects away. It is also prescribed against epistaxis, impetigo, dyspepsia, dysentery and menstrual disorders. Results and Discussion Total phenolic frutewcens of B. Seedling with epigeal germination; cotyledons small, green; hypocotyl elongated; leaves opposite, needle-like. The metal chelating assay quantifies the capability of the test samples in binding to oxidation promoting ferrous ion.

Anticariogenic activity of some tropical medicinal plants against Streptococcus mutans. Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of Marine Algae, Gracilaria edulis and Enteromorpha lingulatafrom Chennai Coast. Table 4 Cytotoxic activity IC 50 values of B.

Chromones are structurally strongly related to the flavones: The increase in body weight of the rats gradually with time indicates normal growth Fig. 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.


The timber is hard, dark brown and very durable but of small dimensions. The ability of extracts to scavenge free radicals is related to frktescens atoms or electron donation capabilities and the conformations of the antioxidant compounds [ 15 ]. Triplicates were performed for each sample to ensure reproducibility in the results obtained. Dried parts of B. The water layer was freeze-dried to give a brown water extract The lower the EC 50 values presented, the higher the radical scavenging ability of the extract.

The presence of phenolic compounds in methanol and the ethyl acetate extracts could be responsible for their radical scavenging and reducing capabilities. Taking this baeckeq together with the generally accepted statement that the total phenolic content usually correlates with other electron transfer based assay, we are able to derive a possible explanation as to the relatively good scavenging activity exhibited by the ethyl acetate fraction and methanol extract of the plant. In a simple in vitro enzyme assay, the essential oil of B.

The reducing power assay together with DPPH free radical scavenging assay are common biochemical assays used to assess the frutescenx involvement of extracts in enhancing the primary antioxidant activity.

The chelating activity of B. Acute oral toxicity of methanolic seed extract of Cassia fistula frjtescens mice. Compendium of Medicinal Plants used in Malaysia. This can be associated with the concept of synergism and antagonism between the compounds fgutescens in the extracts.

Baeckea frutescens

All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. Antioxidant and antitumoural activities of some Phaeophyta from Brittany coasts. The findings in the present study baeckew B. The phytochemical study conducted by Makino and Fujimoto [ 7 ] reported the three flavanones isolated from B.

All the experiments were carried out in triplicates to ensure their reproducibility. The metal chelating percentage was calculated as follows: SN and KSS wrote the manuscript.


The in vitro cytotoxic activity of the flavones might be of interest, and therefore these, and possible related compounds, merit further research. Baeckea frutescensAntioxidant, Lung carcinoma, Acute oral toxicity.

In trade the leaves of B. 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 trutescens. The strong ion chelating capacity of water extract could be explained based on previous reports which suggested water-soluble compounds such as polysaccharides do have capabilities to chelate metal ions in an approach similar to phenols [ 18 ].

The hexane extract displayed a mild cytotoxic effect on both A and NCI-H human lung carcinoma cell lines. Abstract Background Baeckea frutescens is a natural remedy recorded to be used in curing various health conditions. With the exception of B. There is an apparent shift from synthetic chemicals to natural chemicals in various fields, be it in food chemistry antioxidants and food dyes or even drug discovery for various ailments.

The diluted extracts only contained 0.

Plants Profile for Baeckea frutescens (baeckea)

In order to bypass this shortcoming, four simple, fast and reliable biochemical assays i. There was a wide range of phenolic concentrations present in the methanolic crude extract of B.

Since both the DPPH ffutescens assay and reducing power assay are based on the electron transfer principles, it is not surprising that similar trends were observed in both studies.

The current study showed that B.

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