Home | Articles
Published on:28th Nov, 2014
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2014; 7(1):84-87
Review Articles | doi:Nill

Dringo Rhizome (Acorus Calamus L.) A Potential Source High β-asarone

Authors and affiliation (s):

Rezki Amriati Syarif1, Rusniati Rasyid2, Ahmad Najib1*

1Phytochemistry Division, Faculty of Pharmacy,

2Pharmacognosy Division, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Jl. Urip Sumiharjo KM 5 Makassar 90132, Indonesia.


Dringo plant (Acorus calamus L.) is a medicinal plant with the main chemical components (major compound) is asaron (β-asarone) are commonly found in a rhizome, but did not rule these compounds are also present in other parts including leaves. β-asarone have high activity against Microsporum gypseum as antimicrobial, Trichopyton rubrum, and Penicillum marneffei and have anti-carcinogenic effects. This study aimed to determine the contents of β-asarone most of the leaves and rhizomes of plants dringo (A. calamus) by TLC-densitometry method. The leaves and rhizomes of each extracted by maceration method using n-hexane solvent. TLC performed on a standard profile and the sample was eluted with the eluent n-hexane: ethyl acetate (8: 2), then the TLC profiles scanned by TLCdensitometry at a wavelength of 313 nm maximum. The results showed levels of β-asaron on plant rhizomes dringo (A. calamus) leaves more than a ratio of 1: 0.58. β-asarone contained in the rhizome as 2743.49 mg/mL, while the leaves as much as 1593.63 mg/mL.

Key words: β-asarone, A. calamus L., n-hexane extract.


Articles in PDF, ePUB and Full text are attached to this page. In order to download, print or access these formats you must be logged in.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 1 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.


Article Links