Secang (Caesalpinia Sappan) : Telaah Aktifitas Biologis Dan Potensi Pemanfaatannya

Irawan W Kusuma


Plant resources serve abundant useful biological active substances. Secang, a local name of Caesalpinia sappan (Leguminosae), promise high possibility for broad-ranging purposes due to its biological activities. In traditional manner, the wood of secang is used for coloring agent for beverages, foods and cosmetics. Several  phytochemicals were isolated from the secang extract, including brazilin, brezilein, protosappanin, 4-0-methy/ sappanol, caesalpin, kampesterol and b-sitosterol. Secang extract and the compounds thereform

have been reported to possess a huge variety of  biological activities such as

antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, natural contraceptive and xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor.The biological  activities of the extracts and

ph vtochemicals ftrom secang may give scientific basis for their application in agricultural, food processing, medical and other industries.


Biologicals activities,Caesalpinia sappan, ,pemanfaatan ekstrak,secang

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