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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Metal chelating assay The chelating activity of B.

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Over the past twenty years, traditional medicine has been gaining widespread attention among the general public as well as frytescens due to the fact that they are natural and readily accessible [ 1 ]. Synergistic inhibition of human lung cancer cell growth by adenovirus-mediated wild-type p53 gene transfer in combination with docetaxel and radiation therapeutics in vitro and in vivo.

The result in the reducing power assay was consistent with those obtained in the DPPH radical scavenging assay. The experiment was repeated twice to ascertain the reproducibility of results.

In Vietnam, the whole plant of B. In trade the leaves of B. A more in-depth study involving the isolation of the bioactive compounds present is now underway to fully understand the mechanism undertaken by the antioxidants present in the extracts. The MTT assay was conducted in order to assess the cytotoxic activity of B.

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In Peninsular Malaysia, B. The A cell line has a functional wild type p 53 expression while NCI-H cell line is p 53 deficient [ 21 ]. The increase in body weight of the rats gradually with time indicates normal growth Fig. SN and KSS wrote the manuscript.

The aboveground parts of B. Background Alternative therapy has been extensively used throughout time in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. The leaves release an aromatic fragrance when crushed; the flowers are minute, solitary or in pairs with white petals [ 4 ].

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.

An evergreen, heather-like shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall; bark greyish brown, fissured and flaky; branches upright, then spreading and drooping, with wiry ends. Moreover, two or more component present in the extracts could either be working synergistically together or antagonistically against each other which may be the reason for the lack of acceptable level cytotoxicity.

The antioxidant capabilities of B. The current study was aimed to investigate the total phenolic content, antioxidant potential, cytotoxic baeckeaa and acute oral toxicity of B. Reducing power assay The frutsscens power of B. In order to bypass this shortcoming, four simple, fast and reliable biochemical assays i. Seedling with epigeal germination; cotyledons small, green; hypocotyl elongated; leaves opposite, needle-like.

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Baeckea frutescens

Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia; Evaluating the toxic potential of particular substance is crucial as exposure to toxicant may lead to adverse or hazardous effects on human beings. Estimation of acute oral toxicity in rates by determination of the approximate lethal dose rather than the LD The beneficial properties of natural products are endless.

Some information on the phytochemistry of B. Previous study by Fuijmoto et al. The branches are used as brooms. Triplicates were performed for each sample to ensure reproducibility in the results obtained.

Abstract Background Baeckea frutescens is a natural remedy recorded to be used in curing various health conditions. Rapid colorimetric assay for cellular growth and survival: The results indicated that most of the phenols were present in the crude methanol extract and least in the water extract of B. frtuescens