Phytochemical Screening and Antifungal Activity of Pelongor Plant (Rhodamnia cinerea) against Candida albicans

Authors : Henny Rachdiati; Suci Fitriani Sammulia; Nur Hasana

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Rhodamnia cinerea is a traditional Indonesian plant known as "Pelongor" a famous for its natural resources from the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. This study's purpose is to investigate the antifungal activity of methanol extract Rhodamnia cinerea against Candida albicans (ATCC 10231). Candida albicans is one of the pathogenic fungi in humans. Known as candidiasis, it can affect the mouth, vagina, skin, nails, lungs, and digestive tract. The maceration method uses methanol as a solvent.The phytochemical analysis detected the presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, and terpenoids.

Keywords : Rhodamnia Cinerea, Phytochemical Screening, Antifungal Activity.


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