Strobilanthes Crispus as anti-cancer drugs

Diversity of medicinal plants in Indonesia have long attracted foreign researchers for medical purposes. Through type of research engineering has been found a cure for various diseases. Not only for animal diseases, but for human being too. One of Indonesian children 50-100 researching medicinal plants for anti-cancer drugs in Indonesia is a women. His name is Susie Endrini who found anti-cancer drugs in the form of tea and soup of "Pecah Beling" plant (Strobilanthes crispus).

The story of anticancer drug research starts from the Indonesian medicinal plants which are planted by her friend from Malaysia. From there, she was used to investigate. Interested in plants. Plant leaves were then extracted using solvents with different polarity levels, ranging from n-hexane, ethyl acetate, lkoroform, and methanol. From the results of his research, the chloroform extract from "pecah beling" has a high antioxidant content.

These extracts were then tested for certain types of cancer cell cultures, such as cell culture of liver cancer, colon cancer cell culture, and culture of breast cancer cells. Apart from the plants he above, other medicinal plants that have been examined is the lycopene from tomato, soybean, watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) and papaya (Carica papaya), red amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus), S.androgynus, neem (Azadirachta indica) and leaves betel (Piper longum).

Research conducted in the country of Malaysia has caused Susie received many awards from the Malaysian government, such as: Gold Award (Gold Medal) in 2003, Gift of Engineering and investigation, University Putra Malaysia, Silver Award (Silver Award) in 2002 etc.. Plants broken shard also widely planted in Malaysia such as the Hospital Putra Jaya, Malaysia.
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