Can These Natural Ingredients Heal Cough?


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Weathers in certain countries are changing rapidly. This condition makes people prone to have cough. Even though cough is a common disease and cannot be considered a dangerous disease, but it can disturb our activities. It can also bother other people as we keep coughing. We don’t have always use chemical drugs to treat cough […]

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How to Make Parem Beras Kencur

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The word parem usually refers to a paste or pulp that is applied on parts of body that are hurt, sore or require treatment. So, parem is traditional paste medicine for external use. Parem Beras Kencur (Beras= rice, kencur= aromatic ginger, Kaempferia galanga) like its name is made from rice and aromatic ginger as main […]

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Don’t Insert Jamu to Your Femininity

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After childbirth, mothers usually use jamu as parem (a pulp that is applied on skin). Whether it is applied in stomach or forehead. For instance, they make parem from rice and aromatic ginger (Kaempferia galanga) or beras kencur to treat fatigue and sores. The active substances in beras kencur will sink in skin, penetrate and […]

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Jamu Ice-Cream, A Fun Way to Enjoy Traditional Medicine

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Jamu, as Indonesian traditional medicine, has various benefits especially for children. But, most Jamu recipes have bitter tastes that make children don’t want to consume them. But, now there is a new innovation to popularize this home remedy, which is jamu ice-cream. Ice-cream that is made using natural herbal and with the same health benefits. […]

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Is Traditional Medicine Safe for Kids?

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Apparently, there are mothers who rely on natural medicines or herb medicines to cure their children’s sicknesses, especially light diseases such as cough, flu, fever or catch a cold. Traditional medicines are made based on experiences and they are passed down from generation to another generation. So, some remedies have been proven clinically, but some […]

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Popular Indonesian Traditional Medicine for Women

Dispensing and drinking Indonesian traditional medicine, jamu has been believed as a thousand years tradition since the periods of Hindu-Java kingdoms. It is proven by the existence of Madhawapura inscription from Majapahit that mentioned profession to dispense jamu as Acaraki. Jamu’s ingredients were taken from parts of plants in Indonesia such as roots, leaves, fruit, […]

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Wild Ginger (Kaempferia galanga) to Help Gain Weight


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Natural wealth of Indonesia is amazing. Certain plants can be mixed to help us loss weight naturally and without side-effects. In other sides, for people who are underweight, there is a home remedy to help them gain weight naturally. “To gain weight, we can use wild ginger because it can enhance our appetite,” said Retno, […]

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The Benefits of Rice Aromatic Ginger

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There is one of home remedy in Indonesia called Beras Kencur. This home remedy is made by a combination of rice (beras) and aromatic ginger/ Kaempferia galanga (kencur) as main ingredients. This natural remedy can be used to cure various diseases and as beauty treatments. For instance, Beras Kencur can be used to whiten skin, […]

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