Test of Antibacterial Effectiveness of Cat's Whisker Leaf Extract (Orthosiphon stamineus) against Streptococcus bacteria mutans

Rizky Mulyanti, Member Reni Putra, Dian Soraya Tanjung, Shania Salsabila

  • Rizky Mulyanti Universitas Prima Indonesia
  • Member Reni Putra Universitas Prima Indonesia
  • Dian Soraya Tanjung Universitas Prima Indonesia
  • Shania Salsabila Universitas Prima Indonesia
Keywords: antibacterial, streptococcus mutans, cat whiskers leaf, caries


Introduction; Streptococcus mutans is a pathogenic bacteria and the main cause of dental caries. Swe needs a preventive measure for dental caries with natural antibacterial ingredients with cat whiskers. Aim; determine the effect of antibacterial effectiveness of cat whiskers leaf extract against streptococcus mutans bacteria. Method; The study used a laboratory experimental design with posttest only control group in vitro. The data was collected by measuring the diameter of the zone of inhibition using a shear caliper. Then, the data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and posthoc LSD statistical tests. Result; that the average diameter of the inhibition zone of cat whiskers leaf extract (Orthosiphon stamineus) antibacterial with a concentration of 50%, 25%, 12.5%, 6.25%, 3.125% against Streptococcus mutans. bacteria were 11.50 ± 0.38 mm, 10.78 ± 0.22 mm, 9.90 ± 0.13 mm, 9.10 ± 0.08 mm and 8.25 ± 0.25 mm, while the control was negative. In this study, DMSO does not have an inhibitory diameter (0 mm). Conclusion; that there is antibacterial effectiveness of cat whiskers leaf extract against Streptococcus mutans bacteria


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Author Biographies

Rizky Mulyanti, Universitas Prima Indonesia

Dapartemen Konsevasi Gigi

Member Reni Putra, Universitas Prima Indonesia

Dapartemen Konsevasi Gigi

Dian Soraya Tanjung, Universitas Prima Indonesia

Dapartemen Konsevasi Gigi

Shania Salsabila, Universitas Prima Indonesia

Dapartemen Konsevasi Gigi


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How to Cite
Mulyanti, R., Putra, M., Tanjung, D., & Salsabila, S. (2021). Test of Antibacterial Effectiveness of Cat’s Whisker Leaf Extract (Orthosiphon stamineus) against Streptococcus bacteria mutans. Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan Sandi Husada, 10(1), 189-195. https://doi.org/10.35816/jiskh.v10i1.578

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