Commentary Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 2 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Pharmacol.2.016

Biological Activity of Miscanthus capensis Root Extract

  • 1School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Mpumalanga, Private Bag X11283, Mbombela, 1200, South Africa
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Corresponding Author

Idowu Jonas Sagbo, Jonas.sagbo@ump.ac.za

Received Date: September 09, 2020

Accepted Date: December 15, 2020


Miscanthus capensis is a hardy, evergreen, medium-high, clump-forming grass that belongs to the Poaceae family. It is used in South Africa for the treatment of pimples, wounds, eczema, and acne. The present study was investigated to examine the biological activity of Miscanthus capensis roots extract. The effect of the plant extract on protein glycation and collagen production was investigated using in vitro assays. The plant demonstrated strong inhibition of protein glycation and also exhibited an increase in collagen production in human dermal fibroblast (MRHF) cells at all the concentrations tested. The result observed in this study further complements what was reported in our previous study with respect to the understudy plant in eradicating skin related diseases.


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