The Effect of Salam Leaf (Syzygium polyanthum Wight) Decoction to Reduce Uric Acid Levels in Humans' Blood: An Attempt to Globalize Traditional Medicine

Nisa Qurrota A'yun, Nita Puspita Sari, Rizqi Supramulyana Putra

Abstract


Hyperuricemia is the cause of high uric acid in the blood. The use of synthetical medicine has side- effects for our health then it needs herbs such as Salam plant (Syzygium polyanthum Wight). Salam leaf widely used as flavor foods has another benefit to decrease uric acid, economical medicine, and no harmful side-effects. Salam leaf's active ingredients contain flavonoids as an inhibitor of xanthin oxidase enzyme. The aim of the study is as the solution to traditional treatment for hyperuricemia in Asian people, especially Indonesia. The study was implies descriptive method in collecting the data. The use of salam leaf decoction quickly reduce hyperuricemia uric acid levels before and after consuming in the range of 2-3. Therefore, traditional treatment should be developed to manifest a healthy society in Asia.


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