Antibacterial Activity Test of Jatropha multifida L. sap against Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in vitro

Authors

  • Anastassya Yuniar Setyo Putri
  • Marijam Purwanta
  • DantiNur Indiastuti
  • Arthur Pohan Kawilarang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15611

Keywords:

Antibacterial activity, Jatropha multifida L.¸Staphylococcus aureus,Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, well-diffusion method

Abstract

Background: Jatropha multifida L. is a plant that commonly used as a traditional treatment espescially
for wounds. It has been proven that its sap had an antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus.
Staphylococcus aureus has developed resistant strains named MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus
aureus). Due to this resistance development, hopefully the sap of Jatropha multifida L. can also performed
its antibacterial activity against MRSA. Objective: To determine the antibacterial activity of the sap of
Jatropha multifida L. against Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA. Methods: A well-diffusion method was
performed on several concentration: 100%, 50%, 25%, 12.5%, and 6.25%. From this method, the diameter
of the inhibition zone produced by the sap was measured. Results: The average of inhibition zone diameter
were 11.29 - 16.00 mm for Staphylococcus aureus and the bigger zone 12.15 - 17.61 mm for MRSA.
Conclusion:Jatropha multifida L. had antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA. This
plant showed higher antibacterial activity on MRSA than Staphylococcus aureus.

Author Biographies

Anastassya Yuniar Setyo Putri

Student, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Marijam Purwanta

Lecturer, Microbiology Department,Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

DantiNur Indiastuti

Lecturer, Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Arthur Pohan Kawilarang

Lecturer, Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Setyo Putri, A. Y. ., Purwanta, M. ., Indiastuti, D. ., & Kawilarang, A. P. . (2021). Antibacterial Activity Test of Jatropha multifida L. sap against Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in vitro. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 2015-2020. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15611

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