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Potensi Kapuk Randu (Ceiba Pentandra Gaertn.) Dalam Penyediaan Obat Herbal

Rina Hidayati Pratiwi
Published 2014

Abstract

: The Cultivation venture kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) already done since hundreds of years ago, but has not been well developed. The amount of kapok plants in Indonesia continues to decline. whereas tree is very beneficial to health treatment. The purpose of this paper is to find out the potential of kapok trees associated with raw materials herbal remedy or treatment so that the kapok plant can remain preserved . The methods used are library research which descriptive and explorative approaches mainly from previous examination. In the implementation in the field conducted field survey and interview techniques. The results showed that: (1) a range of secondary metabolite compounds are present in every part of the plant, such as the kapok seeds, leaves, stems, and roots. (2) secondary metabolites found in every part of the plant has antibacterial properties kapok, antifungi, bitter taste, and antioxidants, (3) ceiba pentandra as a potencial multifunction medicinal plants that needs to be improved in its use as modern medicine and prevented from extinction.

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