Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fruit snack It Can Boost Immunity Body

Students of the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) managed to find a snack that comes from the leaves of green grass jelly and fruits which works to improve the mechanism of the human immune system. Students of the Faculty of Biology, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Rendi Mahadi said, green grass jelly leaves have compounds that make cells more active in the body macrophage-consuming pathogen. In addition, it is also active in counteracting free radicals that enter the body.

Rendi explained, the majority of Indonesian people familiar with green grass jelly, the chewy foods derived from soaking the leaves green grass jelly. Green grass jelly is widely used as a mixture of ice pieces.

In addition to having good taste, grass jelly is also rich in health benefits in improving the body's immunity. "Through the management of green leaves of grass jelly is relatively very cheap cost, benefit was very high for the improvement of the mechanism of the human immune system," he explained.

He added that the leaf extract of green grass jelly has a variety of secondary metabolites. As tarpenoid classes of compounds, flavonoids, phenolics and tannins. Secondary metabolites are known to function as immunomodulatory and natural antioxidants.

"Leaves of green grass jelly can be one solution for the community in maintaining the health of the body, especially for people who have solid activity every day," added Ram.

Meanwhile, Nurwachid Arbangi, students of the Faculty of Medicine (FK) UGM to say, fruits rich in compounds called polyphenols and flavonoids, which have anticancer effects and can activate the immune response. "Flavonoids are known to increase the activity of lymphocyte proliferation in vitro, potentially as an immunomodulatory agent. Through Nitric Oxide test showed bark extract may improve immunity in high doses, while giving lower doses will reduce immunity," he said.

Although still needs further research, Nurwachid said fruits can be used as an alternative medication to improve the immune system. By utilizing the fruits are abundant in Indonesia is expected to reduce import dependence on drugs enhancing immunity. "The hope can be used as an alternative therapy that is cheap and easily available in Indonesia," he said.

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