Antioxidant and Anti-Arthritic Activities of Green Seaweed Halimeda tuna Methanolic Extract

Mohamad Gazali, Aden Nurin Fatimah, Amir Husni, Nurjanah Nurjanah, Zuriat Zuriat, Rina Syafitri


Seaweed contains various bioactive compounds rich in pharmacological potentials, such as antioxidants and anti-arthritic. This study aims to determine the antioxidant and anti-arthritic activities of the methanolic extract of Halimeda tuna. Halimeda tuna samples were extracted using the maceration method and methanol. The methanol extract was tested for antioxidant (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP)) and anti-arthritic activity using denatured bovine serum albumin (BSA). The methanol extract was also subjected to phytochemical and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. Research results revealed that the extract yield was 0.50 ± 0.06%. Phytochemical analysis showed that H. tuna methanolic extract contained flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids. GC-MS analysis showed that H. tuna methanolic extract contained steroids, fatty alcohols, and fatty acids. The antioxidant activity tests revealed an IC50 value of 299.98 ± 121.15 ppm and a FRAP value of 200.02 ± 8.50 M/g, categorized as a weak antioxidant. Anti-arthritic activity of H. tuna methanolic extract showed an IC50 value of 877.29 ± 209.84 ppm. The anti-arthritic activity of H. tuna methanolic extract was lower than sodium diclofenac as a standard drug. The extract of H. tuna has antioxidant and anti-arthritic activities; hence, further exploration is needed as an alternative potential in the pharmacological field.


Halimeda tuna; phytochemical; DPPH; FRAP; GC-MS

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