Theater Room, UIN News Online – Chemistry study program of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) UIN Jakarta holds stadium generale entitled “Pemanfaatan Tanaman Pangan Fungsional Sebagai Sumber Energi Pangan, Obat-obatan, dan Kosmetik”. This event presented the expert from IPB Dr Nancy Yuliana STP MSc as keynote speaker.

In her presentation, she explained that functional food plants contain active components that have physiological functions to prevent some disease and to boost our immune system.

“There are more than 60 thousand functional plants in Indonesia such as ginger, turmeric, Javanese ginger and aloe vera,” said Nancy.

She also added, these plants plant contains phytochemical components that are useful in the prevention and treatment of various deadly diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart attacks.

“Functional food can encourage the growth of Indonesia’s food industry, but there are some problems that need to be solved, including the marketing, distribution, brand, price, and taste of the product,” she said.

The chairman of chemistry study program student association Muhammad Imad Iltizam to UIN News Online said that this event is a routine activity held every semester.

“This avtivity can increase the students knowledge on functional plants that can be used as herbal medicine,” said Imad. (usa)

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