Author(s): Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori, Viol Dhea Kharisma, Tridiganita Intan Solikhah


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00784   

Address: Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori1, Viol Dhea Kharisma2,3, Tridiganita Intan Solikhah4*
1Doctoral Program in Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.
2Computational Virology and Complexity Science, Division of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Generasi Biologi Indonesia Foundation, Gresik, Indonesia.
3Master Program in Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia.
4Division of Veterinary Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 8,     Year - 2021

Indonesia has abundant medicinal plants, which have been historically used by the population in treating diseases for generations. Traditional Indonesian medicine and the medicinal plants used could lead to the discovery of novel drugs. For example, Muntingia calabura L., also known as kersen, is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used to treat various diseases worldwide. The pharmacological activities and phytochemical composition of the whole plant of M. calabura L. have been investigated and identified by scientists in recent decades. These studies have established the therapeutic potential of kersen for drug discovery. This present review provides an overview of the ethnopharmacology, pharmacology, and phytochemistry of M. calabura L. as they relate to its use against severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

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Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori, Viol Dhea Kharisma, Tridiganita Intan Solikhah. Medicinal properties of Muntingia calabura L.: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(8):4509-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00784

Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori, Viol Dhea Kharisma, Tridiganita Intan Solikhah. Medicinal properties of Muntingia calabura L.: A Review. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(8):4509-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00784   Available on:

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