• Erwin - Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Mulawarman University


Uncaria is a plant genus that is distributed mainly in tropical and subtropical areas. About 38 Uncaria species grow in the Asia Pacific region. Based on a literature study, it was found that five Uncaria species in the tropical rain forests of East Kalimantan. Several species of Uncaria have long been known and used in traditional medicine such as treating asthma, cancer, diabetes, rheumatism, neurodegenerative diseases, mouth sores, diarrhea and dysentery, sore throat, and gums. The content of secondary metabolites includes flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenoids, alkaloids, iridoids, and coumarin.

Tropical, Uncaria, Traditional Medicine, Secondary Metabolites


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How to Cite
-, Erwin. REVIEW KANDUNGAN METABOLIT SEKUNDER BEBERAPA TUMBUHAN UNCARIA YANG TERDAPAT DI KALIMANTAN TIMUR. JURNAL ATOMIK, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 18-24, sep. 2020. ISSN 2549-0052. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 31 oct. 2020.