Author : Ismail*, Charles B. Turangan, Elnsi Susmita Bagar
Introduction: Indonesia is known to be rich in biological resources that have the potential to be used as medicinal raw materials. Based on the benefits that already exist, both empirically and clinically tested, the potential sources of natural materials contained in the earth in Indonesia need to be explored with as much as possible, utilized in the implementation of public health efforts. Dragon (Rhaphidophora schottii Hook.f.) using Gas-Mas Chromatography Spectrometer (GC-MS). Type of Research: It is experimental research, which takes the Dragon Tail Leaves that are still fresh not young and not too old and then washed with running water, then dried by direct sunlight (from 7-10 am), after being dried then made into fine powder macerated using methanol liquid for 7 days after it was filtered and then applied until thick extract was obtained then GC-MS test. Results: obtained that Dragon Tail Leaves contain compound Hexadecanoic acid 2.06%. Conclusion: From the results of GC-MS Dragon Tail Leaves obtained Hexadecanoic Acid compounds containing in Dragon Tail Leaves of 2.06% this compound serves as an anti-bacterial and antioxidant. Key words: Dragon Tail Leaves, Hexadecanoic Acid.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD