Antibacterial Activity Test of Jernang Resin Toothpaste (Daemonorops draco (Willd.) Blume) Against Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus Staphylococus aureus


  • Uce Lestari Universitas Jambi
  • Revis Asra Universitas Jambi
  • Yusnelti Yusnelti Universitas Jambi


toothpaste, jernang resin


Jernang (Daemonorops draco (Willd.) is one of Indonesia's endemic plants that can be found in Jambi. Jernang contains the highest levels of dracorodin (red resin). Pharmacologically, Jernang resin contains flavonoids, polyphenols and triterpenoids which can kill and inhibit the growth of microorganisms. in the mouth against the bacteria Streptococcus mutans Lactobacillus acidophilus, Staphylococus aureus . Based on this, Jernang resin is used to make antibacterial toothpaste. This study aims to determine the antibacterial activity of Jernang resin in toothpaste with various concentrations. In this study toothpaste was made into three formulas with jernang resin concentration 1% (FI), 2% (FII), 3% (FIII) Antibacterial activity test against Streptococcus mutans Lactobacillus acidophilus, Staphylococus aureus using well diffusion method. The results showed that the higher the concentration of Jernang resin, the ability as an antibacterial increased, where the diameter of the inhibitory power was greater. FIII with a concentration of 3% Jernang resin had antibacterial activity against Streptococcus mutans in the strong category with an inhibition diameter of 10.89 mm, against Staphylococcus aureus in the very strong category with an inhibition of 22.27 mm and against Lactobacillus acidophyllus with a very strong category of inhibition of 22.57 mm, so it can be concluded that FIII has better bacteriostatic power against Staphylococcus aureus and Lactobacillus acidophyllus than Streptococcus mutans.


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