Free radical induced oxidative stress that influences the occurrence of various degenerative diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease and premature aging. In the case that body’s antioxidant defense system does not have excessive antioxidants, additional natural antioxidant via food or other nutrients intake is needed. Stems of lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus Stapf are known to contain phenolic compounds that are known to have antioxidant activity. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) plant is well known herb in Asia, espesially in Indonesia and used for cooking and has many health benefits. A study has been carried out to determine antioxidant potential of stems of lemongrass. In this the primary study is to examine essential oil Cymbopogon citratus Stapf from Cileles Jatinangor as an antioxidant agent. Essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus Stapf was isolated from 1272 g of dried stem by using Karlsruhe steam distillation methods with 0.24% in yield. The product of essential oil was also tested against antioxidant activity DPPH and resulted low activity compare to ascorbic acid and lemongrass oil standard as reference material.
Bioactivity of essential oil from lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) as antioxidant agent
Nenden Indrayati Anggraeni, Ika Wiani Hidayat, Saadah Diana Rachman, Ersanda; Bioactivity of essential oil from lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) as antioxidant agent. AIP Conf. Proc. 9 February 2018; 1927 (1): 030007. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5021200
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