UJI DAYA HAMBAT EKSTRAK JAHE MERAH (Zingiber officinale var rubrum) TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN BAKTERI Staphylococcus aureus

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Sanna Kamisna Royani Purba

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a rhizome plant that is very popular as a spice and medicinal ingredient. Ginger is known to have allergy, allergy, antimicrobial, antitussive, anti-cancer, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-narcotics, anti-clotting, fever, and immunity booster. Red ginger is very effective in overcoming sore throat, colds, enhancing appetite, rheumatism, reducing undisturbed breathing and others. The purpose of this study was to determine the power of ginger extract on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The research method was with the stages of making extracts, making variations in extract concentrations, while the inhibition test used the MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) method. The results showed that the red ginger extract was able to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria at a time which could be said that 5% did not appear cloudy, and on MSA media there was no colony growth. Red ginger extract has potential as antibacterial at a concentration of 5%.

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