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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Thanks are due to Q. Results obtained through the DPPH method showed variations among the seasonal extracts. Oxygen radical absorbance capacity assay was carried out using a modified method described by Ou et al.

All the LG extracts presented high antioxidant activity and PC, with quercitrin and epicatechin being the most abundant.

Litsea glaucescens ·

Flowers are small, white-green in color. These structural features confer to both compounds a greater stability, compared with those that lack them [ 1347 ]. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

From the results reported here, the antioxidant activity was the strongest one and clearly dependent on the season. Introduction Nowadays, diseases related to oxidative stress and to antimicrobial resistance are considered the main public health concern, leading litsez the highest mortality rates worldwide [ 12 ]. On the other hand, the porins in litsew membrane could regulate too the penetration of hydrophilic substances and reduce the fluidity of the lipopolysaccharides layer, decreasing the rate of transmembrane diffusion [ 58 ].


View at Google Scholar C. Antimicrobial effect of active L. On the other hand, antiproliferative and antimicrobial activities were moderate. View at Google Scholar V.

Litsea glaucescens

Results and Discussion 3. Significance level in Type I error was. According to those studies, the Gram-positive bacteria would have lesser resistance to antimicrobial treatments. Even more, these last three values are the highest of Table glauvescens and constitute an evidence of the selectiveness of the L.

Antiproliferative activity of L.

Phenolic composition of plants is mainly affected by biotic and abiotic factors. It grows in the mountains, on the banks of rivers and is planted in the garden of houses.

The correlation coefficients are shown in each graph. In the three studies, they found that autumn extracts presented the highest phenolic concentrations, in comparison with the samples of the other seasons. Uses The plant is used as a spice, notably as a substitute for bay Laurus nobilis.

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F6the four extracts had a similar glajcescens effect. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester CAPE was used as a positive control in the antiproliferative assay. These values are higher than those reported before for other Litsea species 1. On the other hand, the lowest regression coefficient was obtained for the correlation between the data of the ORAC test versus CPC; however the value is still into an acceptable range.

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Nevertheless, the structural features of these phenolics are important too such as those described above as enhancer of the antioxidant activity of the L.

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To contribute to the biological characterization of this plant, we evaluated its potential as antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiproliferative agent.

The cell line M A Glajcescens list of All Plant Species”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Its leaves have been glaucsecens used as food seasoning, as well as remedy in folk medicine against central nervous system illness, depression, colic, pain, vomit, and diarrhea [ 21 ]. These data agree with those reported by Iqbal and Bhanger [ 30 ], Brahmi et al. On the other hand, the antibacterial activity of L.

For example, in a study performed by Herrera-Carrera et al. In the present study, we evaluated the antioxidant activity of L. Growing Environment Grows well in full or filtered sun. Bacterial cell cultures were treated with different concentrations of L. It is native from southern North America, mostly in Mexico.

Leaves litsex leathery and elongated in shape, growing up to 3″. Therefore, it glaucesvens possible to hypothesize that L. The fact that S. Hardiness Hardy to short frosts. In addition, the increase in the enzymatic activity of PAL is related to an adaptation of the plant to stress [ 36 ].

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