Biological activities and safety of Thanaka (Hesperethusa crenulata) stem bark.

Wangthong, S., Palaga, T., Rengpipat, S., Wanichwecharungruang, S.P., Chanchaisak, P. and Heinrich, M. (2010) Biological activities and safety of Thanaka (Hesperethusa crenulata) stem bark. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 132 (2). pp. 466-472. 10.1016/j.jep.2010.08.046.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.08.046

Abstract

Extracts from Thanaka bark showed strong anti-inflammatory, significant antioxidation, mild tyrosinase inhibition and slight antibacterial activities. All extracts and the original bark powder showed no detectable genotoxicity while very low cytotoxicity with IC(50) value of more than 12 mg/ml was detected in the water extract. Thus, the use of the Thanaka bark in the form of a watery paste as a skin care regiment is not only safe but also beneficial to skin.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anti-inflammatory; Antibacteria; Antioxidant; Cytotoxicity; Genotoxicity; Tyrosinase inhibition
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry > Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
ID Code:2991
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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Deposited On:16 Mar 2012 14:41
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