Anthurium Hookerii yang biasanya hanyadigunakan sebagai tanaman hias ternyata memilii segudang manfaat salah satunya sebagai antioksidan dan antibakteria. Dikutip dari jurnal HAYATI Journal of Bioscience. Jurnal diterbitkan oleh salah satu dosen D4 Pengobatan Tradisional Tiongkok Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan Institut Ilmu Kesehatan Bhakti Wiyata Kediri.
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Many plants of the family of Araceae possess signifcant beneft as medicinal plants. Anthurium hookerii is herbaceous genus of the family of Araceae. A. hookerii leaves were extracted with fve dissimilarity solvents (methanol, water, ethyl acetate, n-hexane, and dichloromethane). The extracts were evaluated for their phytochemical, total phenolic contents and antibacterial potential. The presences of tannins and saponins were found in all crude extracts. The steroid was only found in dichloromethane extract, whereas ﬂavonoid was obtained in methanol and water extracts. Besides; methanol, ethyl acetate, water, and n-hexane extracts showed triterpenoid contents. Alkaloid presences in ethyl acetate, methanol, dichloromethane, and water extracts. The total phenol content was examined by Folin-Ciocalteu assay, which varied from 9.52-76.56 mg/g GAE. The highest total phenolic was found in methanol extract. Antioxidant activity was calculated based on diphenyl picryl hydrazyl radical scavenging ability that showed the scavenging activity with range 7.24-66.11%, which the methanol extract has the excellent antioxidant potential (IC50 232.90 µg/ml). Antibacterial activity of leaves extracts
of A. hookerii was screened based on disc diﬀusion method. Water extract showed the wide spectrum antibacterial potential. Klebsiella sp., Bacillus subtilis, Pripioni agnes, and Strepticoccus mutans with maximum diameter of inhibition zone 10.30, 14.20, 9.60, and 15.10 mm, respectively “