The Effects of Cassava Leaves for People with Gout

One of the reasons uric acid levels in blood increase is because people consume foods that contain purine. That’s why, by limiting purine intake from certain foods, you can reduce uric acid levels. What about cassava leaves? Are they good for people with gout? According to research, purine consumption from vegetables will not influence uric […]

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College Students Create Antiseptic Spray From Banana Sap

Antiseptic liquid is commonly used as first aid for cuts, bruises, inflammation or insect bites. However, apparently liquid from banana sap could be used as antiseptic. Some students from Tidar University (Untidar), Magelang City, Central Java, did some research about antiseptic properties in banana sap and bitter melon. Ismiterra Cahya Pradani, the team leader explained […]

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Lack of Research, Jamu Recipes Have Problem With Dosages

Besides as traditional drink, jamu is also considered herbal medicine to maintain health. There are various jamu beverages such as beras kencur, kunyit asam, temulawak, pahitan, cabe puyang, uyup-uyup and more. They are made from various spices and roots such as turmeric, ginger, tamarind, betel leaves, pahitan and palm sugar. All of those ingredients are […]

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The Benefits of Noni For Skin Beauty

In Indonesia, mengkudu (noni) fruit is well known for it smells bad. However, there have been many research about the benefits of this fruit. Noni has many vitamin and minerals that are important for health as well as skin beauty. For example, Selenium in this fruit, which is a great antioxidant. Selenium can soften skin […]

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Side-Effects and Dangers of Ratus Spa

homemade body scrub

Ratus is traditional treatment for female sex organs. Ratus is believed can heal various vaginal diseases, tighten vagina as well improve women fertility. To do this treatment, you will be asked to sit on a special chair. There is a hole in the center of the chair. Ratus potion is boiled and is put on […]

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Rice Husk Face Mask To Combat Acne

Nowadays there are many beauty products that use activated charcoal as one of their ingredients. Inspired by that, two college students at ITS (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology) created rice husk face mask. Rice husk also contained activated carbon. They called this face mask as Malami. Thanks to Malami, both of students, Siti Muzaimatul Mamnu’ah […]

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