Pharmacognostic and Antimicrobial Studies of Garcinia latissima
Miq. Leaves (Clusiaceae)
Neneng Siti Silf Ambarwati1*, Islamudin Ahmad2, Berna Elya3*, Amarila Malik4, Muhamad Hanaf5
Introduction: Garcinia latissima Miq known as Dolo magota (Maluku), is a medicinal plant belonging to the family Clusiaceae. The purpose of the research was to explore the phytoconstituents present, pharmacognostic details, and their antimicrobial effcacy. Methods: The preliminary phytochemical components were qualitatively examined using the standard method systems. The antimicrobial screening was carried out using the good diffusion method and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) using dilution method. Results: The phytochemical screening of different extract of G. latissima Miq leaves revealed the presence of tannins, saponins, and alkaloids and the results were tabulated. The ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts from its leaves showed antimicrobial activity especially forBacillus subtilis, a positive bacteria; the hexane extract did not show any activity against the selected microba. Conclusion: The results of the phytochemical and bio-effcacy study revealed most valuable information and also support the continued sustainable use of this leaves in the traditional system of medicine.
Key words: Garcinia Latissima, Antimicrobial, Phytoconstituent, Pharmacognostical.
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