Phytochemical screening and total phenol content of pacar air (Impatiens balsamina l) leaves extract

Rizka Diah Fitri, Gilva Illavi, Nadiah Al Batati, Muhammad Sholeh Al Qoyyim, Lilik Hidayatul Mukminin, Betty Lukiati, Sri Sumarsih, Fatimah

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Pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L) belongs to the family Balsaminaceae, it is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Fresh pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L) leaves have been used in treatment of wounds, swelling, scar treatments, fever and difficulty urinating in children. The purpose of this study was to determine the bioactive compounds from pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L) leaves. This research was conducted to maximize utilization of this plant in the future. The extraction of this sample was carried out with two different methods: masceration using 70% alcohol and a non-solvent extraction. The bioactive compound assay of leaves on pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L) were carried out by phytochemical test using certain reagents and total phenol assay using modified Folin Ciocalteu method which was carried out using UV-Vis spectrophotometer at wavelength 750 nm. The results of phytochemical screening showed that alcohol fraction and non-solvent extraction of pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L) leaves contained alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins. The total phenol alcohol of pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L) leaves is 8608.5 µg GAE/gram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S67-S70
JournalEcology, Environment and Conservation
Issue numberSeptember Suppl. Issue
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Leaves extract
  • Pacar air (Impatiens balsamina L)
  • Phytochemical compound


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