Antibacterial test of various ingredients of "indonesian Jamu"

Selva Rosyta Dewi, Tri Rahayu, Siti Istiqomah, Lisa Marjayandari, Mar'Atus Sholichah, Nurul Aini, Nabela Nur Hanifah, Izdihar Tsana, Ana Mariatul Khiftiyah, Desi Triwahyuni, Muhammad Bachruddin, Indra Adi Wira Prasetya, Fatimah, Ni'Matuzahroh

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Jamu is an Indonesian traditional beverage, made from various Indonesian spices, and believed to possess antibacterial properties. The aim of this research was to determine whether typical Indonesian Jamu ingredients had antibacterial compounds. The study was performed to determine the activity of the filtrate of various ingredients in inhibiting Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25922 and Escherichia coli ATCC 25923 growth. Ingredients used in Jamu were Alpinia galanga, Zingiber officinale, Curcuma domestica, Tamarindus indica, Kaempferia galanga, Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Syzygium aromaticum, Syzygium polyanthum, Myristica fragrans, Cinnamomum burmannii, Cymbopogon citratus, and Boesenbergia pandurata. The concentration used for the respective filtrates was 10% (w/v). Filtrates were made according to common Jamu production, i.e. by blending the ingredients together with distilled water. Sensitivity tests were done by agar diffusion method. Qualitative analysis based on diameter of inhibition zone was conducted to determine the antibacterial activity of all Jamu ingredients. Results showed that the Jamu ingredient with the best antibacterial content for inhibiting E. coli was Kaempferia galanga (9 mm), while for inhibiting S. aureus it was Tamarindus indica (8 mm). The results indicate that Jamu ingredients have antibacterial compounds as expected by most Indonesian people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Global Resource Conservation, ICGRC and AJI from Ritsumeikan University
EditorsFahrul Zaman Bin Huyop, Dian Siswanto, Retno Mastuti, Chairat Treesubsuntorn
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417373
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
Event9th International Conference on Global Resource Conservation and AJI from Ritsumeikan University, ICGRC 2018 - Malang City - East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference9th International Conference on Global Resource Conservation and AJI from Ritsumeikan University, ICGRC 2018
CityMalang City - East Java


  • Escherichia coli
  • Jamu
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • antibacterial
  • jamu


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