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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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. The essential oil is used for massage in cases of rheumatism. The medicinal plants not only provide a wide range of vitamins and nutrients to the human diet, but also possess chemical compounds which might have the potential to be used as therapeutic agents. Most antioxidant assays are only able to measure a single mechanism or pathway as opposed to the complexity of interactions between antioxidants in vivo.

OECD guidelines for testing of chemicals. The findings from the current study hold some scientific validation to move forward in the research of B. The following formula was used for that purpose:. The A cell line has a functional wild type p 53 expression while NCI-H cell line is frutescnes 53 deficient [ 21 ].

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The baeckra group was just treated with the vehicle, which was 0. The absorbance data was then expressed as a percentage of inhibition by comparison to a negative control blank.


There was a wide range of phenolic concentrations present in the methanolic crude extract of B. Results and Discussion Total phenolic content of B. Both extract-treated group and vehicle-treated group did not exhibit any abnormalities in behaviour, breathing, disruption in food and water consumption, skin effects and hair loss. Table 1 The total phenolic content of B. Makino M, Fujimoto Y.

Determination of total phenolic content The concentrations of phenolic compounds in the extract and fractions of B. All the rats showed no sign of distress or displayed any symptoms associated with toxicity. The metal chelating percentage was calculated as follows:. Three of the samples were dominated by pinenes Baeckfa hexane-insoluble residue was then partitioned between ethyl acetate and water 1: This reaction will determine the ability of the extract to function as a secondary antioxidant through the prevention in forming of free radicals.

The blank control was used as a reference point to determine the effectiveness of the samples in scavenging the radicals by electron transfer. Views Read View source View history.

Fruit a hemispherical to campanulate capsule opening by longitudinal slits. BHA was used as a positive reference standard. The following formula was used for that purpose: The free radical-scavenging potential of the extracts and its fractions were analysed according to previously reported method of Teoh et al.

This is a clear indication that the extract tested has no significant amount of toxicity in reference with the growth of the rats.


A later report by Hwang et al. Ecological aspects of endemic plant populations on Klang Gates quartz ridge, a habitat island in Peninsular Malaysia. In the reducing power assay, the reducing power capabilities of B. The MTT assay was conducted in order to assess the cytotoxic activity of B. EDTA was used as positive reference standard for the experiment.

An evergreen, frutescenns shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall; bark greyish brown, fissured and flaky; branches upright, then spreading and drooping, with wiry ends. Thus, it is highly important to ensure the substance is safe before exposing it to humans through consumption. Cytotoxic activity IC 50 values of B. With the exception of B.

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An investigation by Fujimoto et al. In a simple in vitro enzyme assay, the essential oil of B. The rats were divided into four groups three treatment groups and one frrutescens group. This indicates that when using different methods, the same antioxidants may yield significantly different activity depending upon various mechanisms of antioxidant action [ 1920 ].

To our knowledge, there is only limited published literature on B. The water layer was freeze-dried to give a brown water extract