Species of brown algae that live in Indonesia has the potential to treat cancer.Thus the results bioprospeksi Central Research and Development Product Processing and Biotechnology (BBRP2B) Research and Development of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Balitbang KP) recently.
Thus the results bioprospeksi Central Research and Development Product Processing and Biotechnology (BBRP2B)Research and Development of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Balitbang KP) recently.
This type of brown algae that are potentially cancer mengobat Turbinaria decurrens. Through testing, researchers from both institutions are aware that Turbinaria decurrens capable of killing tumor cells of the cervix.
Reports that the class of algae or seaweed could treat the cancer cell is not the first time. Previously, the red algae species Rhodymenia palmata and Ulva fasciata species of green algae are also reported to kill breast tumor cells.
“Seaweed is rich in compounds called flavonoids that have been widely reported as an antitumor effect,” said Dewi Nurrahmi Fajarningsih, one of the researchers involved in this research.
This evidence suggests that the algae rich in benefits. Utilization must now be expanded, not merely as a source karigin only. Indonesia could manage algae as biological resources of raw material medicine.
“If we succeed in creating industry-based medicine seaweed, the results can be 5-6 times greater than the value of cultured fish in Indonesia a year,” Chief of Research and Development Agency Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.