Marjoni MR

Marjoni MR
Pharmacy Academy of Dwi Farma Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi 26121, West Sumatera,

  • Research Article
    Antioxidant Activity of Methanol Extract/Fractions of Senggani Leaves (Melastoma candidum D. Don)
    Author(s): Marjoni MR and Zulfisa AMarjoni MR and Zulfisa A

    Senggani (Melastoma candidum D. Don) leafis one of many plants in hilly areas around the city of Bukittinggi and one of biological potencies that can be utilized primarily as antioxidant and used to treat various diseases. Some active compounds in Melastoma genus that has activity as an antioxidant such as flavonoids and tannins. This study aims to examine the activity of free radical scavenging by methanol extract of senggani leaves and their fractions. The antioxidant activity of methanol extract of senggani leaves and its fractions was evaluated in vitro assays using the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrilhidrazine (DPPH) method. The amount of antioxidant activity is characterized by the value of IC50 which is concentration of extract and fractions required to inhibit 50% of DPPH free radicals. The results showed that the antioxidant activity of senggani leaves were very strong for eth.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000557

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