UJI FITOKIMIA KERSEN (Muntingia calabura .L) DAN PEMANFAATANYA SEBAGAI ALTERNATIF PENYEMBUHAN LUKA
This study aims to determine the effect of giving kersen leaves to healing incision wounds on hamsters. Phytochemical tests were carried out to ascertain the presence of femtochemical compounds in kersen. Wounds on the right back of hamster A were given leaves of ginger while the wounds on the left back were not treated only covered with sterile gauze. Wounds on the right back of hamsters were given berries while the wounds on the left back were not treated only covered with sterile gauze. Wounds on the right back of the hamster C were given leaf patches while the wounds on the left back were treated with kersen fruit. Observations were carried out for four days by looking at changes in the length of the wound macroscopically. In the leaves, the kersen fruit positively contains alkoloid, flavonoids, tannins and saponoid. The wound healing process on the 5th day, the wound given with kersen leaves showed the wound began to close almost perfectly. In wounds that are not given kersen leaves, they look slightly smaller but the length of the wound is longer than the one given by kersen leaves. While the wound that was given kersen fruit extract was the same as the wound which was given kersen leaf extract. It's just that the wound healing process in hamsters given kersen leaves is slightly faster. Hamster C, the hamster with a circular wound is given extracts of leaves and fruit, the wound starts to shrink.