Pregnant Women should not Drink Jamu Cabe Puyang

javanese chili, jamu chili, cabe jamu

Pregnant women, especially they who are on the third trimester, should avoid to drink jamu made from Javanese chili or Long pepper (Piper retrofractum Vahl. syn. P. longum). This ingredient has effect to obstruct muscles contraction during labor. Long pepper has piperine that an alkaloid has an effect to obstruct muscle contraction, so it will […]

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Heal Rheumatic with Pandanus amaryllifolius

pandan wangi

This plant has leaves with specific smell and refreshing. No wonder some foods and drinks in several areas in South East Asia, including Indonesia, have Pandanus amaryllifolius (Pandan Wangi) as additional ingredient. Besides that, Pandanus amaryllifolius is a source of natural green dye in foods. And because it is used widely, it is not difficult […]

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Health Benefits of Phaleria Macrocarpa

Phaleria Macrocarpa, mahkota dewa

Phaleria Macrocarpa is well known as one of Indonesian medicinal plants. In Indonesia, it is called Mahkota Dewa (Crown of god). It comes from Papua. According to Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, this plant has several active substances: –Alkaloid: is antioxidant that can neutralize toxic in our body. –Saponin that has benefits as: antibacterial and antiviral, […]

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