Phytochemical Analysis of the Ethanol Extract of Binahong (Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis) Leaves by UV-Vis Spectroscopy


  • Rusdiana Rusdiana Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
  • Tri Widyawati Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
  • Dina Keumala Sari Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan Indonesia.
  • Sry Suryani Widjaja Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.



Anredera cordifolia, Anti-obesity, Flavonoid, Quercetin, Spectrophotometer


Binahong (Anredera cordifolia) leaves contain chemical compounds that can be used to promote anti-obesity. This study aimed to examine the phytochemical and anti-obesity properties of the ethanol extract of binahong leaves. The binahong extract was obtained by maceration of the leaves, followed by ethanol extraction. Phytochemical analysis was performed by UV-Vis spectroscopy to identify and determine the levels of flavonoids, phenolic compounds, alkaloids, and tannins in the extract, using quercetin as a standard for calibration. Absorbance was measured at a wavelength of 430 nm. The flavonoid, glycoside, tannin, saponin, and steroid/terpenoid contents were determined, but alkaloid compounds were not found. The conclusion is, that the large flavonoid content (14.9385 mgQE/g) in the binahong leaf extract has potential to provide anti-obesity effects.


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Phytochemical Analysis of the Ethanol Extract of Binahong (Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis) Leaves by UV-Vis Spectroscopy. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. [cited 2024 May 18];21(11). Available from: