Mangestuti is a ‘biological’ daughther of Universitas Airlangga since she completed her Undergraduate, Master, and Doctoral programs in this institution. Mangestuti completed her Undergraduate degree in 1976. In 1978, she finished her Pharmacist Professional Education program succesfully. To enhance her knowledge in medicine, she continued her study in Master and Doctoral programs and completed respectively in 1987 and 2000. In pharmacy, Mangestuti focuses on Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. She believes plants have many medical benefits if used properly. She reflected on ancestors experience who used natural extract plants for medications. Mangestuti also believes that herbal medicine is not only curative but also preventive. As a Professor in Pharmacy UNAIR, Mangestuti is active in conducting research and publications to develop traditional medicine study. Some research have been conducted, such as: “Kandungan Kimia dan Aktivitas Antituberkulosis Umbi Bidara Upas (Meremmia mammosa)”, “Fraksinasi dan Uji Daya Hambat Mycobacterium tuberculosis dari Ekstrak n-heksana dan Metanol Umbi Bidara Upas (Merremia mammosa)”, “Uji Aktivitas Anti Osteoporosis, Isolasi, dan Standarisasi Daun Semanggi (Marsilea creanata presl)”, and others.
Nowadays, Mangestuti is developing potion while writing a book about Madurese traditional herbal drink a.k.a jamu. Mangestuti frequently shares herbal medicine knowledge to national and international seminar participants. She has written numerous publications and international articles. By now, she is an active informant of health rubric in one of national tabloids. Not only excel in academic field, Mangestuti often serves community with topic related to herbal plants. In 2002, she held training about formulating and applying aromatherapy for health and beuty treatments. In 2003, she also gave training about use of Aloe vera leaves in making healthy food products in Sunan Drajat Islamic Boarding School. Currently, Mangestuti is involved actively in several associations, for instance: member of Indonesian Pharmasicts Association in East Java; member of Natural Medicine Research Association; and Board Member of Traditional Medication Application and Development Center, East Java. (*)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
PHARMACOGNOSY AND PHYTOCHEMISTRY
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Jakarta, 22 April 1950
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