Litsea glaucescens Kunth is a native plant from Central America and Mexico, mainly distributed in the states of Chiapas Nayarit and Veracruz. Thirty-one compounds are identified in the essential oil of Mexican bay (Litsea glaucescens scens), which is dominated by ± % 1,8-cineole, . Thirty-one compounds are identified in the essential oil of Mexican bay (Litsea glaucescens var. glaucescens), which is dominated by ± % 1.

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As can be observed, positive slopes were obtained in all the cases.

The results reported in this work are an evidence of the antiproliferative effect of L. F6 murine B-cell lymphoma was provided by Dr. Control bacterial cultures were incubated with DMSO 0. On the other hand, previous studies have reported that phenolic compounds exhibit different mode of actions against cancerous cell lines, for example, the glauceecens of apoptosis, the cell cycle arrest, and the prevention of carcinogen metabolic activation with the subsequent cell death [ 55litaea ]. Collected leaves were washed and dried.

On the other hand, ferric reducing power of the L. Phenolic content of L. In addition, Pradeepa et al. Views Read Edit View history. In addition, according to the classification of medicinal plants performed by Wong et al.

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Litsea glaucescens Kunth — The Plant List

Oxidative stress has been explained in terms of the overproduction of intracellular reactive oxygen species, which may produce damage to biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, lipids, and proteins [ 3 ]. In addition, the increase in the enzymatic activity of PAL is related to an adaptation of the plant to stress [ 36 ].


Total phenolic concentration gllaucescens determined with Folin-Ciocalteu reagent, according to the method described by Velazquez et al. Nevertheless, it was not able to inhibit the growth of E. Articles lacking in-text citations from February All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with ‘species’ microformats Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February View at Google Scholar M.

Litsea glaucescens

These facts suggest that they have the potential to stabilize biological radicals and to inhibit the generation of reactive oxygen species, which could contribute to reducing the oxidative stress caused by them and therefore to avoiding the DNA damage.

IC 50 values were calculated throughout linear regression analysis using Microsoft Excel software. Leaves alternate, petioles 6—11 millimetres 0. Significance level in Type I error was.

Their positive health benefits are associated with the presence of chemical compounds derived from secondary metabolism, such as phenolic compounds, essential oils, terpenes, saponins, alkaloids, and polypeptides, which are used by plants as part of their defense mechanisms [ 1112 ].

The three types of tests performed in this study provided evidences about the high ability of glaucescend four extracts to transfer electron and hydrogen atoms to stabilize free radicals and reduce metals, related to their strong antioxidant activity.

It is very variable in size and shape of the leaves litssea as a result, it has an extensive synonymy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Extracts were previously dissolved in DMSO. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the seasonal effect on the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and the antiproliferative activities of L. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.

They are distinct in having a blue-green coloration to their undersides.

Litsea glaucescens Mexican Bay. Bacterial cell cultures were treated with different concentrations of L. The corresponding values are shown in Table 2 ; and as can be observed there are significant differences among them. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat Seeds are not available for the Mexican Bay. The results of the antiproliferative activity evaluation of L. In the present study, we evaluated the antioxidant activity of L.

These results agree with previous studies related to plants from Glajcescens genus such as Litsea glutinosa, Litsea floribundaand Litsea japonica, where IC 50 values ranged from 9. It is used as seasoning. Additionally, the four extracts exhibited an interesting ability to act as preventive and chain-breaking antioxidants with activity against biological and synthetic radicals. These complications reduce the conventional antibiotics efficacy and length of the hospitalization stays and increase the medical treatment costs associated with the research and application of broad gpaucescens antibiotics [ 7 ].