Jamu Can Heal Various Diseases, Myth or Fact?

There are many people consider traditional jamu can heal various diseases. Apparently, this is not completely correct. According to Ir. Heru D. Wardana, jamu could not heal diseases. He said, jamu basically was to prevent diseases. “Actually jamu is not medicine, jamu is more for (health) promotion and prevention. So, (jamu) improves body immune, then […]

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Can Coconut Water Heal Measles?

There are several ways Indonesian parents do when their kids get measles. One of them is giving their kids coconut water to drink. Most parents believe that drinking green coconut water can eradicate red rash and accelerate the healing process. Is it true? dr. Meta Hanindita, SpA said that there was no scientific link that […]

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Bogor Agricultural University Students Created Seaweed Facial Mask for Acne

Recently Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) students successfully found natural treatment for acne. This treatment was developed by Bintang Efrata Aprilia, Andika Fransiskayan and Mutiara Rahmawati. They created facial mask from seaweed and tea dregs. “Our innovation is called Masrutam,it stands for masker rumput laut dan ampas teh (seaweed and tea dregs facial mask). It is […]

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From Thousands Herbs, Only 21 Clinically Tested

Medication using herbal products are getting more popular today. However, there are not many herbal products that have been clinically tested in Indonesia. That’s why herbal treatment growth is not as strong as it should be. According to Deputy of Biological Science at Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Professor Dr. Enny Sudarmonowati, there were many […]

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Can Cassava Cure Cancer?

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There was a story spreading on the internet about Dr. Cynthia Jayasuriya from Sri Lanka. According to the story, she suffered bladder cancer stage 2. And she was healed because she consumed steamed cassava (Manihot esculenta). She also mentioned that cassava could cure cancer because vitamin B17 in the tubes. So, was the story true? […]

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Research: Ashitaba Leaves, Natural Remedy for Pneumonia

Pneumonia is one of the biggest health problems in the world. This disease causes high death rate, especially in Indonesia. The country ranked the sixth for pneumonia cases in 2013. Students from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Pharmacy at Airlangga University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia did collaborative research about pneumonia. They were Akhmad […]

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Research Found That Bitter Melon Can Reduce Blood Sugar Level

Pare or bitter melon (Momordica charantia) apparently can reduce blood sugar level in body. This fruit can support synthetic drugs made from active ingredients such as metformin and pioglitazone. So, this fruit is suitable for people with diabetes. Two college students at Pharmacy Department at the Catholic University Widya Mandala Surabaya, Felicia Tjokroaminjaya and Adytya […]

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