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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 363-371
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2019.363.371
 
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Thalassia hemprichii Seagrass Extract as Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential on Human: A Mini Review of the Benefits of Seagrass

Jafriati Jafriati, Mochammad Hatta , Nani Yuniar, Ade Rifka Junita, Ressy Dwiyanti, Muhammad Sabir and Muhammad Reza Primaguna

Abstract:
Seagrass is a flowering plant (Angiospermae) which can adapt itself to survive in the seawater. Thalassia hemprichii is one type of seagrass that grows in Indonesian water areas. Seagrass is often found in the water areas of Lampung, Bali, Kepulauan Seribu, Manado and Wakatobi. Thalassia hemprichii is not used only to maintain the sea ecosystem, especially the shallow sea, but also to be processed as medicines and cosmetics. Thalassia hemprichii can be used as medicines because it contains secondary metabolite compound which has the potential to be an antimicrobial that fights against agents of pathogenic diseases on human. As the basic material of cosmetics, Thalassia hemprichii contains high antioxidants which can counteract free radicals. It is an added values that Thalassia hemprichii has to be the basic material for cosmetic products. Besides those some functions, Thalassia hemprichii extract has the potential as antifungal, antiviral, antifertility, anticancer and antidiabetes. In this review, the authors summarize recent study focused on the biological effects Thalassia hemprichii seagrass extract as antimicrobial and antioxidant.
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How to cite this article:

Jafriati Jafriati, Mochammad Hatta, Nani Yuniar, Ade Rifka Junita, Ressy Dwiyanti, Muhammad Sabir and Muhammad Reza Primaguna, 2019. Thalassia hemprichii Seagrass Extract as Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential on Human: A Mini Review of the Benefits of Seagrass. Journal of Biological Sciences, 19: 363-371.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2019.363.371

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2019.363.371

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