Testing the Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Activity of the Ethanol Extract of Lantana Leaves (Lantana Camara L.) as an Alternative Medicine for Society

Jafriati, Yusuf Sabilu, Jumakil, Fifi Nirmala


Lantana (Lantana camara Linn.) is a wild plant whose leaves contain chemicals such as phenols, flavonoids, and alkaloids. Besides being used as an ornamental plant, lantana can also be used as a medicinal plant and a natural insecticide. This study aimed to determine the content of bioactive compounds based on the tests of phytochemistry and antioxidant activity on the leaves of Lantana camara Linn. using the DPPH method. The lantana leaves were extracted by the maceration method. The results showed that the ethanol extract of the Lantana camara L. leaves contained alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, steroids, saponins, and tannins. Meanwhile, its antioxidant activity obtained an IC50 value of 316.8748 ppm, indicating that the antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract of Lantana camara L. leaves was not high. This research is a stage of scientific proof of the herbal benefits of Lantana camara L, which previously only had empirical data.


Keywords: Lantana, Lantana camara Linn., bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity.



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