FORMULATION OF EFFERVESCENT POWDER OF WATER EXTRACT OF BAWANG TIWAI (Eleuterine palmifolia) AS A HEALTHY DRINK

https://doi.org/10.22146/tradmedj.8227

Eka Siswanto Syamsul(1*), Supomo Supomo(2)

(1) Academy of Pharmacy Samarinda
(2) Academy of Pharmacy Samarinda
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Medicinal plants by the community is still in traditional form, boiling or brewed, so it requires innovation in their use more practical, comfortable consumed, and nutritious with the right dose. Eleuterine palmifolia (L) Merr  which are traditionally used for breast cancer drug, facilitating breastfeeding, and antioxidants developed in effervescent powder preparation. This study uses a randomized block design (RBD) consists of 3 groups with different formulations to mix effervescent compositions containing tartaric acid, citric acid, and sodium bicarbonate on the basis of the rules of stoichiometry, namely : Formula A (50%), Formula B (55 %), and Formula C (60 %). Tests include the physical and chemical properties of powders and hedonic test. Formula B is the best, with a moisture content (0.6%), flow-ability (11.36 g/sec), compressibility (12.5 %), solubility rate (1.52 min), and pH (5). These results meet the criteria of a good powder. Hedonic test results have shown that Formula B as the most preferred product.


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formulation, water extracts, Eleuterine palmifolia, effervescent powder

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