Potensi Daun Namnam dalam Pengobatan Penyakit Rongga Mulut (The Potential of Namnam Leaves in Oral Disease Treatment)
Shita, Amandia Dewi Permana
Wahyukundari, Melok Aris
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Background: Oral cavity is a host for microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi that can cause infection. The growth of bacteria and fungi can be reduced with antibacterial and antifungal agents. There are a lot of medicines that have been developed from natural materials to overcome infectious diseases with minimal side effects. One of the plants that have been studied is Namnam (Cynometra cauliflora L.). Purpose: The purpose of this article was to review the potential of namnam leaves as an alternative antibacterial and antifungal ingredient. Result: Namnam leaves contain several compounds such as tannins, saponins, terpenoids, flavonoids and quinones that have antibacterial and antifungal effects. Conclusion: Namnam can be used as an alternati ve material to resolve i nfectious diseases caused by bacteria and fungi.
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