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Antioxidant content of parts of Mahkota dewa, Phaleria macrocarpa [Scheff] Boerl. (Thymelaceae)

2007 Biodiversitas  
Mahkota dewa (Phaleria macrocarpa [Scheff.] Boerl.) is a poisonous plant, but almost all parts of the plants can be used as a traditional medicine. Consuming the plant directly can cause swollen, sprue, numb at tongue, fever, even unconscious. Although the plant can conquere various diseases, from diabetes mellitus, hemorrhoid, impotency to cancer, but research on the plant is still limited. A research was conducted to find out antioxidant activities at a parts of mahkota dewa plant by free
more » ... a plant by free radical scavenging method (DPPH). The highest activities of the parts of plant are young fruits and old fruits in the ethanol and methanol solvents. Then after partitioned based on the polarity (ethylacetate, n-buthanol and water) showed that n-buthanol extract of young fruits gave inhibition value IC 50 = 41,07 ppm.
doi:10.13057/biodiv/d080203 fatcat:uivfsixtjzfk5fosn5w66763b4