Author : Ama Tualeka*, Arend L. Mapanawang, Helda. E. Dowongi, Muh Nasir
Indonesia is one of state with the biggest natural capital in the world which has more than 30.000 species of high level plants. The using of those natural materials as traditional medicine had been done since ages and ages ago. That are about 940 from 30.000 species included in multifarious biological plants which have potential to be developed become medicines of various diseases, so that it had been developed products of traditional medicines, in this case is horticulture products. One of plant cultivated traditionally, especially in Eastern Indonesia, both as vegetable and medicine plants is vegetable plant of lilin (Setaria Palmifolia). Research Objectives: To identify Nonadecane compound consist in vegetable of lilin (Setaria palmifolia) extract by using Gc-Ms method. The research method was experiment research with sample of lilin vegetable (Setaria palmifolia). Research Result: Sample taken from fresh fruit picked directly, then made into powder by soaking with methanol. After that, it tested by using Gc-Ms tool. Conclusion: From the test result, it found that lilin vegetable (Setaria palmifolia) consisted of Nonadecane compound with content of (39,79%) that potentially as antioxidant. Key words: Lilin vegetable (Setaria palmifolia), Nonadecane.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD