Author : Ama Tualeka*, Arend L. Mapanawang, Helti. C.Petrus, Agustina Gambe
Biodiversity in the earth is not only used as food, but also useful as an ingredient to treat various types of diseases, Dragon Tail Leaf Plants (Rhaphidophora Pinnat (Lf) Schoot) are used as medicine to treat cancer, reduce body fat, anti hepertension, rheumatism, tendon (sprained), cough and stroke therapy. The purpose of this study was to identify phytol compounds in methanol extract of Dragon Tail Leaves (Rhaphidophora Pinnata (L.f) Schoot). This research is an experimental study, the results of the study: the samples taken from the 5th fresh leaf from below then made powder and soaked with methanol solvent after that evaporation was made so as to obtain a thick extract. By using the GC-MS method that Dragon Tail Leaves contain Phytol compound containing 27.64%, which is used in the synthesis of vitamin E and K, treating hepertension, and also functions as an antioxidant. The researcher suggested that the results of this study could be an additional reference for students to be used as a further research development on the potential of Dragon Tail Leaves as a drug. Key words: Rhaphidophora Pinnata (L.f) Schoot), GC-MS, Phytol Compounds.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD