2018 : The relationship of secondary metabolites: A study of Indonesian traditional herbal medicine (Jamu) for post partum maternal care use

Prof. Dr. Taslim Ersam MS.


Abstract

Indonesian traditional herbal medicine for post partum contains many plants such as Kunyit (Curcuma longa), meniran (Phyllanthus urinaria), akar manis (Glycyrrhiza glabra), lempuyang (Zingiber zerumbet), temulawak (Curcuma zanthorrhiza), jungrahap (Baeckea frutescens L.), bangle (Zingiber montanum), binahong (Anredera cordifolia), asem (Tamarindus Indica). These plants are important sources of phenolic compounds such as flavonoid, quercetin, kaempherol that potentially act as antioxidant. Antioxidants are important subtances which possess the ability to protect the body from damage caused by free radical oxidative stress. The post partum herbal medicine were extracted using aquades. The antioxidant activity of extracts was evaluated using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity assay and an improved (2,2’-azino-bis-[3-ethylbenzothiazoline sulphonate]) ABTS radical …