Ketapang (Terminalia catappa L.): Potential utilization as foodstuffs and traditional medicine

Silalahi, Marina (2022) Ketapang (Terminalia catappa L.): Potential utilization as foodstuffs and traditional medicine. OARJ Access Research Journals, 3 (2). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2783025X

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Indonesian local people use Terminalia catappa L. (TC) as a shade, traditional medicine and vegetables. This study aims to examine the utilization and bioactivity of TC. The research method uses online library research, especially from Google Scholar, using the keywords TC, uses TC and bioactivity of TC. The information obtained was synthesized so as to explain the botany and the use of TC in a comprehensive manner. The TC leaves and seeds can be used as food because they are rich in nutrients and mineral salts. TC seeds are carbohydrates, fats, saturated fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids and mineral salts in the form of Calcium, Iron and Zinc. In traditional medicine, TC has been used to treat hypertension, hepatitis, colitis, depression and anti-aging. The bioactivity of TC such as anti-diabetes mellitus, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-neurodegenerative, anti-aging, hepatoprotective, anti-cancer, anti-depressant, anti-hypertensive, anti-ulcer and immunomodulatory activities. The potential of TC as an anti-neurodegenerative and anti-stress needs to be studied further as a new alternative in the treatment of nervous system disorders as well as a source of unsaturated fatty acids. Keywords: Terminalia Catappa; Anti-Neurodegenerative; Fatty Acids

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE
Depositing User: Ms Rosaliana Wati
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2022 01:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2022 01:39

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