The Effect of Sambung Nyawa (Gynura procumbens) Leaves Extract to Reduction of Dandruff on The Scalp

  • Neneng Siti Silfi Ambarwati Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Rita Susesty Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Devi Sulastiowati Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Negeri Jakarta


Gynura procumbens is a medicinal plant commonly used in Asian countries such as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. G. procumbens content flavonoids and glycosides and have bacteria activity and anti-fungal activity such as Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. The purpose of this study was to obtain empirical data about the effect of using the G. procumbens leaves extract on reducing dandruff on the scalp. The extract was obtained by the maceration method using 70% ethanol solvent. The phytochemical compound content is determined with spectrophotometry ultraviolet. Two observers observe the scalp by using observation sheets and grating instruments assisted by a skin and hair analyzer. The reduction of scalp dandruff was the difference between the initial the results and the final test (after treatment). The sample was selected using a purposive sampling technique totaling ten people and divided into two groups (experimental and control groups). The results showed that the calculation of hypothesis testing after analyzing the data obtained a value of t count (5.817)>t table (1.86). This showed an effect of using the G. procumbens leaves extract as a shampoo for reducing dandruff on the scalp. The use of G. procumbens leaves extract as shampoo can reduce dandruff.


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AMBARWATI, Neneng Siti Silfi; SUSESTY, Rita; SULASTIOWATI, Devi. The Effect of Sambung Nyawa (Gynura procumbens) Leaves Extract to Reduction of Dandruff on The Scalp. JURNAL ILMU KEFARMASIAN INDONESIA, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 49-55, apr. 2021. ISSN 2614-6495. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 apr. 2024. doi: