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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Concentration of major phenolic compounds identified in L. This research provides information about seasonal effect on the concentration of phenolic compounds particularly epicatechin and quercitrin present in L. Growing Environment Grows well in full or filtered sun. These findings are consistent with previous studies from Litsea plants. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester CAPE was used as a positive control in the antiproliferative assay.

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. 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 ].

For example, in a study performed by Herrera-Carrera et al. Hardiness Hardy to short frosts. It is well known that the antioxidant activity of natural products is strongly related to the content of phenolic compounds that they have, and the results obtained in this work agree with that fact.


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Quercitrin was the most abundant phenolic compound in the four extracts, and to the best of our knowledge, this glauucescens the first time that it is reported as a component of L. Bacterial cell cultures were treated with different concentrations of L. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat Identification of phenolic compounds was carried out by comparison of the retention times and spectra with those of authentic standards. Plant Material and Preparation of Extracts L.

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The results of the antiproliferative activity evaluation of L. However, the content of bioactive compounds depends on biotic and abiotic factors such as the presence of microorganisms and competitor species around the plant, temperature, light intensity, UV radiation, humidity, water, minerals, and environmental contamination [ 1516 ].

In addition, these facts determine glaucesens the redox potential and therefore the antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds [ 48 ]. The plant is used as glaucescenss spice, notably as a substitute for bay Laurus nobilis.

To identify the main phenolic compounds of the extracts of L. Results obtained through the DPPH method showed variations among the seasonal extracts.

These factors regulate the production of secondary metabolites and subsequently the potential use of medicinal plants [ 17 ]. Although all the extracts had strong antioxidant activity, the results presented here demonstrated that during the winter the capacity of L. 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 It is in danger of extinction, [3] [ citation needed ] because it has been used extensively for various uses, medicinal and culinary purposes even religious during lktsea celebration of Palm Sunday.


Litsea glaucescens Mexican Bay. It is very variable in size and shape of glaufescens leaves and as a result, it has an extensive synonymy. Minimum hardiness is not known. In this sense, Kinjo et al. As can be observed, there is a clear effect of the concentration of both on their antimicrobial activity. Makes a good candidate for container culture.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. On the other hand, phenolic compounds are associated with a wide range of biological activities. These values are higher than those reported before for other Litsea species 1. Young branches, glabrous, yellowish green, yellow or dark brown bark greenish or sometimes glabrous terminal buds sparsely pubescent.

Retrieved from ” https: Similarly, Areekul et al. Antimicrobial potential was evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli using a microdilution method.

Seeds are not available for the Mexican Bay. Therefore, the cellular damage would eventually result in the development of chronic diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and cardiovascular ills, among others [ 4 ].