Sonneratia ovata Backer is a mangrove plant as well as folk medicine from Aru Islands, Maluku-Indonesia which is traditionally used for treatment of many diseases. The present research has been purposed at antioxidant activity from stem bark of S. ovata. The methanol extract showed the highest in vitro antioxidant activity with IC50 values of 4.73 μg/mL and 2.00 μg/mL for DPPH and ABTS free radical scavenging respectively. The isolation and identification of chemical constituents of S. ovata also have been performed and yielded β-sitosterol, stigmasterol and 3β-acetoxy-lup-20(29)-en-2α-ol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Chemistry and Environment
Issue numberSpecial issue II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • Antioxidant
  • herbal supplement.
  • mangrove


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