UNY Students have successfully developed a hand sanitizer product from Averrhoa Bilimbi Linn leaf extract. Averrhoa Bilimbi Linn is known for having tannin compounds which have antibacterial property. Students who participated on the development of the hand sanitizer are Septiana Eka Mufliha (Chemistry Education), Nia Indriyani (Biology Education), Rima Walhikmah (Physics), Hafiizhoh Hanafiah (Chemistry), and Deva Noor Rahma (Accounting).
Septiana explained that covid-19 pandemic has made people to aware more about the importance of hand sanitizer. “ASAMAT hand sanitizer is an herbal antiseptic product. Unlike most of hand santizer that contain chemical substance such as triclosan, ASAMAT has flavonoids and tannins as natural anti-bacterial and has minimum side effect. It is also easy to get Averrhoa Bilimbi Linn leaf as the raw material in Indonesia. We also set ASAMAT in various packaging size with affordable price,” she said.
This hand sanitizer product is made in gel and liquid form. You can choose among 60 mL of liquid sprayer bottles, 60 mL of gel sprayer bottles, 500 mL of liquid pump bottles and 500 mL of gel pump bottles. For those who love to travel, it will be better to take the traveling kit package. Alternatively, you may also choose to get the family kit or the souvenir kit (witono, Tj.Lak)