Analysis of Jamu Adulterasi Outstanding in Banda Aceh

  • Faridah Hanum Poltekkes Kemenkes Aceh
  • Rapitos Sidiq Poltekkes Kemenkes Aceh
  • Abdul Hadi Poltekkes Kemenkes Aceh
  • Farrah Fahdienie Universitas Muhammadiyah Aceh
  • Wardiati Wardiati Universitas Muhammadiyah Aceh
Keywords: Jamu, adulteration, spot test, paracetamol


Background : Jamu is one of the pharmaceutical preparation with the most widely used among the people in Banda Aceh. Herbal preparation like jamu, including the type of preparation that is prone to "falsified" by the addition of chemicals. This study aimed to analyze chemicals compound in jamu which is circulating in Banda Aceh.
Methode : This study was a laboratory examination. Adulteration in Jamu were ana-lyzed qualitatively using the spot test. This methodeis the detection of a material with a specific reagent. This study analyzes existence of paracetamol in jamu. There was only samples of jamu which is circulating in Banda Aceh region and most favored by the peo-ple that were analyzed in this study. The study was conducted at the Laboratory of the Politeknik Kesehatan Kementerian Kesehatan Aceh On 21 October until 3 November 2015.
Conclusion : Adulteration of jamu which the most widely chosen by the people in Banda Aceh. The paracetamol were detected in jamu sakit pinggang (merk A, jamu tujuh angin (merk B) and jamu sehat pria (merk C). The paracetamol were not detected in jamu buah merah (merk D) and jamu daun mujarab (merk E). Jamu with paracetamol containing does not meet the requirements of the Minister of Health Regulation No. 003/Menkes/PER/I/2010 about Jamu. Hopefully this research can be continued by using quantitative methods.