Potensi Daun Serai sebagai Terapi Komplementer pada Selulitis

  • Nursilri Meidania Fakultas Kedokteran, Universitas Lampung
  • Jihan Nur Pratiwi Fakultas Kedokteran, Universitas Lampung
Keywords: antimikroba, daun serai, selulitis


Selulitis merupakan penyakit infeksi yang terjadi di kulit, baik itu dermis maupun jaringan subkutan. Gejala klinis yang muncul dapat berupa gejala akut yaitu eritema, nyeri, edema, inflamasi supurasi, serta gejala sistemik berupa malaise, demam, menggigil, dan nyeri lokal. Penyebab utama selulitis yaitu bakteri kokus gram positif seperti Streptococcus spp. atau Staphyloccocus aureus. Serai mengandung antimikroba dan antiinflamasi yang baik untuk membantu mengatasi selulitis. Tujuan dari tinjauan pustaka ini adalah untuk melaporkan temuan ilmiah terbaru tentang peran kandungan Serai dalam menngatasi selulitis dengan kandungannya yang dapat menghambat pertumbuhan bakteri penyebab selulitis dan meredakan gejala peradangan dengan sifat antiinflamasinya. Metode yang digunakan dalam artikel berjenis tinjauan pustaka ini adalah literature searching method melalui database NCBI dan Google Scholar. Tahun penerbitan sumber pustaka adalah dari tahun 1999 sampai tahun 2019 dengan 21 sumber pustaka dan 11 sumber yang digunakan dalam menjelaskan mekanisme kandungan Serai. Tema yang dikumpulkan terkait dengan kandungan Serai dalam mengatasi selulitis. Hasil dari sintesis artikel yang telah ditemukan yaitu serai bermanfaat dalam mengatasi selulitis.

Kata kunci: antimikroba, daun serai, selulitis



Cellulitis is an infectious disease that occurs in the skin, both skin and subcutaneous tissue. Clinical symptoms that appear can be in the form of acute symptoms such as erythema, pain, edema, inflammation suppuration, and systemic symptoms consisting of malaise, fever, chills, and local pain. The main cause of cellulitis is gram-positive cocci such as Streptococcus spp. or Staphyloccocus aureus. Lemongrass contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory which is good for helping to overcome cellulitis. The purpose of this literature assessment is to report the latest scientific findings about the role of collection. The method used in this article is a literature search method through the NCBI database and Google Scholar. The year of library resource contributions is from 1999 to 2019 with 21 library sources and 11 sources used in describing the Serai Theme resources collected related to Serai content in overcoming cellulitis. The results of the synthesis of articles that have been found that Lemongrass is useful in overcoming cellulitis.

Keywords: antimicroba, cellulitis, lemongrass


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How to Cite
Meidania, N., & Pratiwi, J. (2020). Potensi Daun Serai sebagai Terapi Komplementer pada Selulitis. Jurnal Penelitian Perawat Profesional, 2(2), 163-170. https://doi.org/10.37287/jppp.v2i2.90