Mahfud Alkarim(1), Yosi Bayu Murti(2), T. Nanda Saifullah Sulaiman(3*)

(1) Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada
(2) Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada
(3) Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of sugar level variations (sucrose and glucose) to the physical properties and flavor, as well as to determine the level of consumer preferences on hard candy lozenges of Legundi leaf extract. Hard candy lozenges are produced using the fusion method to create three formulas contain combination of sucrose and glucose, which is FI (70%: 30%), FII (50%: 50%), and FIII (30%: 70%). Hard candy lozenges were tested the physical properties include: uniformity of weight, hardness, moisture content test, a soluble and TLC-densitometry and responsive taste test using a questionnaire with scoring assessment by respondents. The test results were analyzed using SPSS 11.0 for windows with a significance level (α) = 0.05. The results showed that the variation of sucrose and glucose levels affect the physical properties of hard candy lozenges of Legundi leaf extract that increases the hardness level, and increase the time to dissolve (p <0.05) but did not affect the water content of the tablet (p> 0.05). The more sucrose is used it increase the hardness of the tablets and dissolve into the longer time. Based on the perceptive sense test results subjectively of hard candy lozenges of Legundi leaf extract, Formula III is the most favored by respondents with sucrose and glucose ratio of 30%: 70%.


Legundi, Vitex trifolia L., hard candy lozenges, sukrosa, glukosa


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