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 lack of ability to disrupt the biochemical pathways present in the cancer cells may have been a cause as to why the extracts from this plant failed to exert a substantial cytotoxicity effect against the tested cancer cells.

The aboveground parts of B. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous, hypanthium obconical to campanulate, 1.

The metal chelating percentage was calculated as follows: Most antioxidant assays are only able to measure a single mechanism or pathway as opposed to the complexity of interactions between antioxidants in vivo.

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Navigation abeckea Personal tools Log in Fdutescens account. The essential oil extracted from this plant is used in the treatment of rheumatism by the locals. In the current study, an acute oral toxicity testing was conducted on Sprague—Dawley rats in order to determine the toxicity of B. As mentioned earlier, molecules such as flavonoids and phenols are generally more soluble in methanol, chloroform and ethyl acetate. According to Murugan and Iyer [ 14 ], molecules such as flavonoids and phenols are generally more soluble in methanol, chloroform and ethyl acetate.


The timber is hard, dark brown and very durable but of small dimensions. Taking this point 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.

The assay was carried out in triplicate for each sample and also the positive controls BHA. Conclusion The findings in the present study suggest B.

Baeckea frutescens

The absorbance value was converted to percentage of reducing capabilities and the EC 50 value was derived to obtain beackea better comparison between the tested extracts. It is externally applied as an antiseptic in treating furunculosis and impetigo. Both extract-treated group and vehicle-treated group did not exhibit any abnormalities in behaviour, breathing, baeckae in food and water consumption, skin effects and hair loss.

In trade the leaves of B. Mol Nutr Food Res.

It is not uncommon for crude extracts to possess a lower baeckae activity as compared to its isolates. The Frutescdns assay was conducted in order to assess the cytotoxic activity of B.

In the reducing power assay, the reducing power capabilities of B. The control group was just treated with the vehicle, which was 0. The role of complementary and alternative medicine: OECD guidelines for testing of chemicals. Thus, it can be concluded that the methanolic extract of B. Metal ion chelation has an indirect antioxidant effect as oxidative damages may be promoted by certain transition metals such as iron and copper, and such oxidative reaction which occurs in vivo is involved in development of certain neurodegenerative diseases [ 1617 ].


Results and Discussion Total phenolic content of B. Evidently, one such plant with these potentials is B. Flavanones from Baeckea frutescens.


Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Gagea fibrosa and Romulea ramiflora. Total phenolic compounds, radical bawckea and metal chelation of extracts from Icelandic seaweeds.

The current study was aimed to investigate the total phenolic content, antioxidant potential, cytotoxic activity and acute oral toxicity of B.

KSS designed the current project, supervised the work. Open in a separate window. In Malaysia and Indonesia, it is traditionally associated with health drinks and powders used during childbirth. J Agr Food Chem.

Baeckea frutescens – Useful Tropical Plants

SN carried out the experiment, collected and analysed the data. The current result could also be attributed to the fractionation process where different phenols present in methanol extract were then separated into different solvents based on their solubility.

A syringe attached to a stainless steel ball-tipped gavage needle was used to orally administer the dosage to the rats. EDTA was used as positive reference standard for the experiment. The MTT cytotoxicity assay was carried out using similar methods to those previously described by Mosmann [ 12 ]. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. Growing near the sea or in sheltered locations on mountains, B.