UGM Develops Natural Remedy for High Cholesterol

Samsung Nyawa

Research team from Faculty of Pharmacy UGM (Gadjah Mada University) Jogjakarta, Indonesia develops natural remedy made from sambung nyawa leaves (Akar Sebiak/ Gynura procumbens) and temulawak (Java Ginger/Wild Ginger/Curcuma zanthorrhiza) to reduce cholesterol levels in body. “Combination of sambung nyawa leaves with temulawak is natural formula to reduce cholesterol in body. We try to synergize both,” […]

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Red Betel (Piper Crocatum) To Treat Diabetes

sirih merah, red betel

Using red betel (Piper Crocatum) extract water as innovative oral anti-diabetes medicine in a form of syrup with hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (CMC) as thickener and sorbitol as sweetener made Gadjah Mada University (GMU) team won first prize lsmafarsi Award in Indonesians Pharmacy Students Scientific Week (PIMFI) that was held in Tanjungpura University, Pontianak, Indonesia. GMU team […]

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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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Apple Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

apple home remedy for hypertension

Eating an Apple a day without peeling its skin can prevent high blood pressure. Canadians researchers found that Apple is a food that more effective to cure diseases than any other super foods. In fact, it is more effective than green tea or blueberry as a source of antioxidant and contains flavonoid, a compound that […]

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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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