Potential Antioxidant Compounds Contained in Secang Wood (Caesalpinia sappan L) for Natural Skin Care

  • Nida Ni'matul Maula IAIN Ponorogo
  • Rifqi Anjar Mustika IAIN Ponorogo
  • Sri Wahyuni IAIN Ponorogo
  • Ulinnuha Nur Faizah IAIN Ponorogo


Secang tree (Caesalpinia sappan L.) is generally used for traditional medicine to treat various diseases. Secang contains phenolic compounds such as gallic acid, brazilin and brazilein. As it is known that this phenolic compound has a very high antioxidant content. People generally use the sappan plant (Caesalpinia sappan L.) as herbal medicine, especially the wood part. The antioxidants contained in secang wood (Caesalpinia sappan L.) can be used to prevent premature aging of the skin and prevent free radicals. Compared to using chemicals, natural materials can produce sludge which is more easily degraded and minimizes side effects. As a result, sappan has the potential as a medicinal herbal drink, especially for skin health. The purpose of this study was to determine the potential of antioxidant compounds in sappan wood (Caesalpinia sappan L.) which can be an alternative natural skin care. The method used is a literature study. Literature study is a method related to using theoretical studies and various related scientific literatures. The results showed that the potential antioxidant compounds contained in secang wood (Caesalpinia sappan L.) can be used as an alternative to natural skin care, namely preventing free radicals, treating acne, preventing premature aging, brightening the skin, and preventing the growth of cancer cells in the skin


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How to Cite
MAULA, Nida Ni'matul et al. Potential Antioxidant Compounds Contained in Secang Wood (Caesalpinia sappan L) for Natural Skin Care. PISCES : Proceeding of Integrative Science Education Seminar, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 65-71, dec. 2023. Available at: <https://prosiding.iainponorogo.ac.id/index.php/pisces/article/view/1069>. Date accessed: 27 may 2024.