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Profil dan Manfaat Kesehatan Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Abelmoschus esculentus

Nama populer: okra, lady’s finger (En); gombo, gumbo (French); quingombó, guingombó (Spanish); 黃秋葵 (Chinese).

Kandungan gizi:

Daun: beta karoten kadar rendah, ribovlavin (vitamin B2) kadar sangat tinggi, asam askorbat (vitamin C) kadar sangat tinggi, kalsium kadar sangat tinggi, besi kadar rendah, protein 4,4%, kaya mucilage (lendir, serat larut air).

Buah: beta karoten kadar rendah, vitamin E kadar rendah, ribovlavin (vitamin B2) kadar rendah, asam folat kadar tinggi, asam askorbat (vitamin C) kadar sedang, kalsium kadar rendah, besi kadar rendah, protein 2,1%, kaya mucilage (lendir, serat larut air) jika masih muda, aktivitas antioksidatif tinggi jika masih muda.

khasiat okra hijau dokteryoseph

Khasiat:

  • Ekstrak okra pada tikus diketahui dapat memperbaiki fungsi kognitif dan memiliki efek neuroprotektif (melindungi otak dan sistem saraf dari kerusakan).

These findings suggest that quercetin, rutin and okra extract treatments reversed cognitive deficits, including impaired dentate gyrus (DG) cell proliferation, and protected against morphological changes in the CA3 region in dexamethasone-treated mice. The precise mechanism of the neuroprotective effect of these plant extracts should be further investigated.

Walaiporn Tongjaroenbuangam, et al. Neuroprotective effects of quercetin, rutin and okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Linn.) in dexamethasone-treated mice. Neurochemistry International. Volume 59, Issue 5, October 2011, Pages 677–685

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  • Tepung biji okra dan tepung kulit buah (peel) okra pada tikus diabetik diketahui menunjukkan efek antidiabetik (dapat menurunkan kadar gula darah/glukosa darah) dan antihiperlipidemik (menurunkan kadar lipid darah).

The present study, for the first time, confirms that A. esculentus peel and seed possess blood glucose normalization and lipid profiles lowering action in diabetic condition.

Sabitha V, Ramachandran S, Naveen K R, Panneerselvam K. Antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic potential of Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench. in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. J Pharm Bioall Sci 2011;3:397-402

 

Sumber:

AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center. Discovering Indigenous Treasures: Promising Indigenous Vegetables from Around the World. 2009:40-43.

avrdc.org/okra-abelmoschus-esculentus/

sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197018611002105

jpbsonline.org/article.asp?issn=0975-7406;year=2011;volume=3;issue=3;spage=397;epage=402;aulast=Sabitha

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