CHU YUAN SHAN, Yoppi Iskandar


Sejumlah besar jurnal yang berbincang terhadap aktivitas farmakologi tumbuhan kunyit, Curcuma longa L. telah diterbitkan. Dalam jurnal-jurnal tersebut telah menunjukkan efek terapi seperti antiinflamasi, antioksidan,  antivirus, antibakteri, dan antijamur dan aktivitas lain-lain dari kunyit. Kurkumin atau diferuloylmethane dengan rumus kimia (1,7-bis (4-hidroksi-3-methoxyphenyl) -1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione) dan kurkuminoid lainnya merupakan zat fitokimia yang terutama dari Curcuma longa L. Kurkumin adalah komponen yang penting dalam kunyit yang bertanggungjawab atas aktivitas-aktivitas biologis tersebut. Tulisan ini menyusun terhadap aktivitas farmakologi dan kandungan senyawa kimia dari tumbuhan kunyit.

Kata kunci: aktivitas farmakologi, senyawa kimia, kunyit, kurkumin


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