Author : Amanda Mantik*, Yoslina Goro-Goro, Arend L. Mapanawang, Ismail
Introduction: Kapok leaves are a type of leaves that are easily available in tropical regions such as Indonesia. The use of kapok leaves as a febrifuge is an alternative to the use of drugs in general, besides being easy to be economical. The purpose of this study was to identify the chemical compounds contained in the leaves of Kapuk Halmahera methanol extract. The type of research used in this study is a pure experiment conducted at the Halmahera STIKES Pharmacy laboratory. His separation technique is meseration using the GC-MS method. The results of the research showed that the leaves of Kapah Halmahera contained the highest compound (9E) -9-octadecenoid acid 13.18%, and the lowest one was Farneso isomera compound 1.89%. Mass Spectrometry Cromotography) can be concluded that the Halmahera kapok leaves contain the highest compound (9E) -9-octadecanoid acid 13.18%, and the lowest one is Farneso isomera compound 1.89%.1 It is expected that the results of this research can be a reference to further research.2 It is expected that the Indonesian people can again use herbal ingredients as an alternative treatment media by utilizing the plants that are around so that Indonesian culture can be completed. Key words: Octadecanoid acid, leaf Kapuk (Ceiba petandra).
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD