Author : Fanisa Oranye,* Averous F. Budiadji, Frangkie Mapanawang ,Silvister Wungow
Background: Indonesia is a country with abundant natural resources, almost all types of plants can grow in this country. Research Objectives: To identify diltiazem compounds in orange fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng) with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrophotometry (GC-MS). Type of Research: This type of research is experimental research with a laboratory scale. Based on the results of GC-MS analysis that has been carried out, it can be concluded that the ethanol extract of Halmahera orange fruit (Momordica cochichinensis (Lour.) Spreng) contains Diltiazem compound in the percent area of 2.04% at the peak absorption with a retention time of 31,227 minutes. Diltiazem is a drug to lower blood pressure in hypertension and prevent chest pain (angina).
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD