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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In the three studies, they found that autumn extracts presented the highest phenolic concentrations, in comparison with the samples of the other seasons. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat In this regard, it has been proposed by other authors that the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, constituted by phospholipid and lipopolysaccharides, provides resistance to antimicrobial treatments [ 57 ].

In addition, according to the classification of medicinal plants performed by Wong et al. All extracts presented moderate antiproliferative activity against the cell lines evaluated, HeLa being the most susceptible of them. Metabolically active cells reduced tetrazolium salt to colored formazan crystals, which were dissolved with acidic isopropyl alcohol.

Additionally, the four extracts exhibited an interesting ability to act as preventive and chain-breaking antioxidants with activity against biological and oitsea radicals. Its culinary use is mainly confined to Mexico, where it has litseq popularity in a number of regions there.

HPLC chromatogram of L. Lucila Rascon for her technical assistance with the cell culture and the antiproliferative assays. Results and Discussion 3. Litsea glaucescensalso called Mexican bay leaf[2] is an evergreen tree or shrub 3—6 metres 9. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Nevertheless, the structural features of these phenolics are important too such as those described above as enhancer of the antioxidant activity of the L.


View at Google Scholar M. In addition, the influence of seasons on its antiproliferative activity was significatively different in three of the four cell lines studied glaucesceens. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

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Data analysis was performed using the NCCS,statistical software. Each year, around 2 million people are infected by antibiotic resistant bacteria in USA and thousands die due to infections with clinical complications [ 8 ].

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 ].

Even more, these last three values are the highest of Table 3 and constitute an evidence of the selectiveness of the L. In the same way, Ndi et al. Stimulation, Extraction, and Utilizationpp. Similarly, Areekul et al. It is a shrub or small tree that grows to 1.

The bark is brown, thick trunk. On the other hand, antimicrobial resistance is the result of antibiotic misuse, which conduces to stronger infections with complicated clinical treatments like respiratory tract infections, rhinosinusitis, otitis media, cystic fibrosis lung infection, dental caries, and chronic wounds, among others [ 56 ]. Makes a good candidate for container culture. 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.


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Although the evaluated samples have other phenolic constituents not identified in this work, it is possible that epicatechin and quercitrin could play an important role in the high antioxidant activity of ALGE and SULGE, since different studies have demonstrated that both phenolics are considered among the most antioxidant phenolic compounds [ 4546 litseq and that capacity has been attributed to the catechol and chromane moieties that they have Figure 4.

Control bacterial cultures were incubated with DMSO 0. However, the content of bioactive compounds depends on biotic and abiotic factors such as the presence glaucescene microorganisms and competitor species around the plant, temperature, light intensity, UV radiation, humidity, water, minerals, and environmental contamination [ 1516 ].

There are supposedly a handful of varieties or variants of this species, though minimal attention seems to be given to propagating select types. Therefore, it is possible to hypothesize that L. H Li and L.