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Abstract

Introduction: Extract plants can be used as a treatment strategy for bacterial infections. Plants have potential as an antimicrobial and antioxidant, with a variety of molecules that can protect the human body from pathogens. Coliform bacteria are a major causative agent of public health problems, such as gastroenteritis. Therefore this research was conducted to know the potential of several types of plants as an alternative antibacterial agent. Methods: The study was conducted using the disc diffusion method with extract plants of the Family Moraceae. The extract of leaf and bark plants (Artocarpus sericicarpus, Artocarpus anisophyllus and Artocarpus dadah) was carried out by maceration method with DMSO. The measurement inhibition zone was calculated with Disc Diffusion Method. Results: The highest inhibition zone was formed in Artocarpus anisophyllus againts E. aurogenosa (8.17 + 0.19 mm) in concentration equal to 10,000 ppm with moderate category. Further results showed that Artocarpus sericicarpus, Artocarpus anisophyllus and Artocarpus dadah can inhibit Klebsiella pneumonae, E. aurogenosa and only Artocarpus dadah can inhibit E. coli, with weak category. While Artocarpus sericicarpus, Artocarpus anisophyllus can inhibit all bacteria with a concentration of 10,000 ppm extract. Conclusion: This study emphasizes the importance of involving parents in the obesity intervention programs for children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Artocarpus
  • Coliform
  • Disc diffusion

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