Author : Charles B. Turangan*, Arend L. Mapanawang, Helti C. Petrus, Efelin Pawane, Christina L. Renrusun
Infection was body invasion by microorganism which did poliferasi in the body tissue. In the nursing dictionary it stated that infection was invasion and multiplication of microorganism inside the body tissue, especially that caused local cellular injury caused by competitive metabolism, toxin, intracellular replication, or antigen-antibody reaction. This used “Quasy experiment design with pre-post testcontrol group” aimed to know whether there was any influence of consuming gedi leaf (Abelmoschus manihot) to the leucosit increasing in infection controlling. Sample of this research were 12 persons who got infection in Gosoma Village Tbelo Sub district North Halmahera Regency. From 12 respondents, it divided into two groups, 6 respondents for intervention group and 6 respondents for control group. Data was analyzed by using T-test with means degree p=0,05. The research result showed that consuming gedi leaf decoction at the intervention group was give influence with significant value p=0,001. Whereas the control group which wasn’t influenced had significant value p=0,332. From the result, it could be concluded that gedi leaf wasn’t only functioned as delicious food, but also as treatment means for some diseases such as problem of kidney, stomach disorder, and reduced cholesterol, diabetes, etc because the compounds inside gedi leaf had pharmacologic effect. Key words: Infection, Leucosit, Gedi Leaf (Abelmoschus manihot).
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD