Making Formulation of Tea Bags Combination of Kecibeling Leaves (Strobilanthes crispa (L.) Blume), Salam Leaves (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight.) Walp.) and Meniran Herbs (Phyllanthus niruri L.) As Antioxidants
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antioxidant activity
characteristics
combination
simplicia
tea bag

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Siahaan, D., Lubis, S., Fujiko, M., Ginting, E., & Purba, P. (2021). Making Formulation of Tea Bags Combination of Kecibeling Leaves (Strobilanthes crispa (L.) Blume), Salam Leaves (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight.) Walp.) and Meniran Herbs (Phyllanthus niruri L.) As Antioxidants. Journal of Pharmaceutical And Sciences, 4(2), 81-92. https://doi.org/10.36490/journal-jps.com.v4i2.78
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The more incessantly the motto "back to nature" various types of plants in Indonesia are used by the community as traditional medicine. Kecibeling plants, salam and meniran herbs are one of the traditional medicinal ingredients that are often used. The potential development of the combination of kecibeling leaves, bay leaves and meniran herbs was chosen as a tea bag preparation because it is simple, cheap, and practical. The purpose of this study was to formulate a combination of kecibeling leaves, salam and meniran herbs as an antioxidant. This research was conducted by collecting fresh leaves of the kecibeling plant, salam and meniran herbs from Pematangsiantar, then used as simplicia and then formulated in teabags with varying weights. Then the formula is tested for characteristics which include water content test, pH test of the preparation, organoleptic test including hedonic test and antioxidant activity test.The results of testing the water content in each formula are 3.72%; 5.07% and 6.81%. The results of the pH test of teabag preparations from each formula were 6.7-7.Based on the results of the Hedonic test, Formula II with a weight of 0.95g was preferred by the panelists, so it was continued to be tested for activity as an antioxidant. The results of the antioxidant activity test showed that in Formula II (0.95 g) has antioxidant activity with the category "Medium".

https://doi.org/10.36490/journal-jps.com.v4i2.78
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