Author : Amanda Mantik*, Nofita Tjape1, Ismail, Arend L. Mapanawang
Background: The use of traditional medicines derived from plants develops rapidly and is widely used as an alternative by some people. The side effects of traditional medicines are relatively small, the price can be reached by the community, pharmacological effects that can be accelerated and strengthened by means of extreme furification and the existence of complete scientific data. This is an advantage of traditional medicine, and must always be developed by testing, research and development of efficacy safety of a plant. Research Objectives To identify compound compounds contained in a golobe marbles fruit (Etlingera Alba (Blume) AD Poulsen) by using Gas-Mas Chromatography Spectrometer (GC-MS). Research Type: This is an experimental study, where the golobe fruit in the picking marbles is then washed with running water, then dried with direct sunlight (from 7-10 am), after being dried, a fine powder is then macerated using methanol for 7 days after then filtered and then applied until thick extract is obtained and then performed GC-MS test Results: It was found that Golobe fruit marbles contained compounds such as 2,4 pentanediol 1,39%, Caryophyllen 1,39%, Metoxyeugenol 15,32%, Hexadecanoic Acid, Ethyl Ester 4,02%, 9,12-Octadecanoid acid (Z , Z) -21.77%, Hexadecanoic Acid 22.45%, Cyclotetracosane 3.76%, Gamma-Sitosterol 5.20%. Key words: Golobe Fruit Marbles, Hexadecanoic Acid.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD