Antimicrobial activities of ethanol extract of Wualae (Etlingera elatior (JACK) R.M. Smith)

  • Wahyuni Wahyuni Program Studi Farmasi, Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Halu Oleo
  • Fadhliyah Malik Program Studi Farmasi, Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Halu Oleo
  • Andryani Ningsih Program Studi Farmasi, Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Halu Oleo
  • Wa Ode Sitti Zubaydah Program Studi Farmasi, Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Halu Oleo
  • Sahidin Sahidin Program Studi Farmasi, Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Halu Oleo

Abstract

Wualae (Etlingera elatior (Jack) R.M. Smith) belonging to Zingeberaceae that spread in South East Sulawesi, empirically used as staple and treatment. The aim of this research to determine the antimicrobial potential of ethanol extract fruit of E. elatior against gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 and Bacillus subtilis FNCC 0060), and gram negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 and Salmonella enterica ATCC 14028) using cup-plate method. The antimicrobial activity based on the diameter of inhibition zone. The result shows that extract more potential to inhibit gram positive than gram negative while the highest inhibition illustrate by concentration of 20 mg/mL (inhibition zone= 5 mm). In conclusion, the extract of E. elatior no potent as antimicrobial candidate (category= weak).

Published
Nov 10, 2018
How to Cite
WAHYUNI, Wahyuni et al. Antimicrobial activities of ethanol extract of Wualae (Etlingera elatior (JACK) R.M. Smith). Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Sciences, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, nov. 2018. ISSN 2580-328X. Available at: <http://jpms-stifa.com/index.php/jpms/article/view/65>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2018.
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