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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The results reported in this work are an evidence of the antiproliferative effect of L. H Li and L. Although all the extracts inhibited the proliferation of human and murine cells lines, their effect was moderate.

Antimicrobial effect of active L. These factors regulate the production of secondary metabolites and subsequently the potential use of medicinal plants [ 17 ].

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

Many parts of the plant contain essential oils that are reminiscent of the bay leaf. A fairly uncommon shrubby tree best known for its use as a culinary spice. Despite the interesting properties that this Mexican plant has, subsequent studies are required to support its effectiveness and safety doses for human applications.

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Although lower in comparison to the effect of chloramphenicol, which was used as positive control, the L. In contrast, no antimicrobial activity of any of the four extracts was observed against E.

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Results of antibacterial activity of L. Data analysis was performed using the NCCS,statistical software. These data agree glaucedcens those reported by Iqbal and Bhanger [ 30 ], Brahmi et al.

Litsea glaucescens Mexican Bay. Significance level in Type I error was. In addition, the influence of seasons on its antiproliferative activity was significatively different in three of the four cell lines studied here.

This species has been exploited for different purposes: Growth-inhibitory activity of L. On the other hand, ferric reducing power of the L. Litsea glaucescens is quite common in temperate forests of Mexico, coming to meet [ clarification needed ] in the areas of contact glakcescens other vegetation types of affinity rather warm.

Introduction Nowadays, diseases related to glahcescens stress and to antimicrobial resistance are considered the main public glauccescens concern, leading to the highest mortality rates worldwide lgaucescens 12 ]. The bark is brown, thick trunk. Oxygen radical absorbance capacity assay was carried out using a modified method described by Ou et al. Quercitrin was the most abundant phenolic compound in the four extracts, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that it is reported as a component of L.

This research provides information about seasonal effect on the concentration of phenolic compounds particularly epicatechin and quercitrin present in L. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Structure of identified phenolic compounds in L. The correlation coefficients are shown in each graph. In addition, these facts determine also the redox potential and therefore the antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds [ 48 ].

Phenolic composition of plants is mainly affected by biotic and abiotic factors. F6the four extracts had a similar antiproliferative effect. These results agree glauucescens previous studies related to plants from Litsea genus such as Litsea glutinosa, Litsea floribundaand Litsea japonica, where IC 50 values ranged from 9.

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Collected leaves were washed and dried. A Working list of All Plant Species”. Its leaves have been traditionally used as food seasoning, as well as remedy in folk medicine against central nervous system illness, depression, colic, pain, vomit, and diarrhea [ 21 ]. In this sense, Kinjo et al. Uses The plant is used as a spice, notably as a substitute for bay Laurus nobilis. Views Read Edit View history.

Cell proliferation was evaluated through the MTT assay [ 28 ] modified by Hernandez et al. Antibacterial activity of L. Flowers are small, white-green in color. As we hypothesized, it seems that phenolic compounds were the main compounds responsible for the antioxidant activity of the four L.

F6, and ARPE cell lines.