Antifungal activity of Calophyllum soulattri leaf extract on fungal isolate of coconut neera

  • Eka Prasasti Rachmani Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman. Purwokerto (Indonesia) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4687-3611
  • Hanif Nasiatul Baroroh Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman. Purwokerto (Indonesia) http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2199-6727
  • Rehana Rehana Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman. Purwokerto (Indonesia) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7071-7232
  • Novia Ayu Rahmawati Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman. Purwokerto (Indonesia)

Abstract

Background: Coconut neera is susceptible to fungus contamination. Some plants, such as Calophyllum soulattri, can function as natural preservatives with antifungal properties.


Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the antifungal activity of C. soulattri leaf extract as measured by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum killing concentration (MKC).


Methods: A dilution method was used to isolate the fungus that contaminated coconut neera. MIC and MKC antifungal activity were then evaluated using the liquid dilution method.


Results: The results indicated that the contaminant fungi found in coconut neera belonged to the genus Penicillium. The MIC was 12.5%, while the MKC was 18.75%.


ConclusionC. soulattri leaf extract has the potential to be developed as an antifungals for food preservation.

Published
2022-08-01
How to Cite
RACHMANI, Eka Prasasti et al. Antifungal activity of Calophyllum soulattri leaf extract on fungal isolate of coconut neera. Acta Pharmaciae Indonesia : Acta Pharm Indo, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, p. 5929, aug. 2022. ISSN 2621-4520. Available at: <http://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/api/article/view/5929>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.api.2022.10.2.5929.