5 Medicinal Plants to Cure Mouth Ulcer

akar alang.

At least 80 percent of Indonesians have suffered mouth ulcers. Yes, this mouth disease is simple, yet it makes people unconformtable because it makes them difficult to speak, chew or swallow. To treat it, most people still depend on traditional way such as eating fruit or gargling with salt water. Indeed, there is no medicine […]

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Martha Tilaar Shares “The Power of Jamu”

martha tilaar

National cosmetic and jamu entrepreneur, Martha Tilaar shared her personal experiences of jamu usages. According to her, jamu beverages and recipes have changed the life qualities of her and her family. “I could give birth because drinking traditional jamu,” Martha Tilaar said during Internatioanl Symposium Traditional Complimentary and Alternative Medicine event at Hotel Shangri-La, Surabaya, […]

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Temulawak (Curcuma zanthorrhiza) Can Protect Liver

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Besides to improve body immune system and appetite, temulawak (Curcuma zanthorrhiza) is also known as a medicinal plant that is useful to treat hepatitis. More than that, temulawak is also useful for them who consume cholesterol medicine in long-term. Long-term cholesterol medicine consumption can disturb liver function, said Chief of Polyclinic of Complementary Alternative, Dr. […]

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Don’t Insert Jamu to Your Femininity

Katuk leaves

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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Benefits of Jamu Galian Rapet for Women

When the first time you hear Jamu Galian Rapet, you will be wondering about the meaning. Galian can be translated literally to English as digging, while rapet can be translated into tight or close. For Javanese society that is so familiar with jamu as traditional medicine, this term is something common. This jamu is actually […]

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White Turmeric Can Tighten Vagina

white turmeric

Turmeric has various benefits, especially white turmeric (curcuma alba) that is different with regular turmeric. White turmeric is considered a rare plant. It has pale white color and its shape is small round like goat manures. Its rhizome has essential oil for about0.2 percent, which has benefit to decrease sweat smell and body odor. It […]

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Indonesian Traditional Medicine is Gaining Popularity

homemade turmeric mask recipes

Medical knowledge in the world is growing from time to time. But, even modern medication is getting sophisticated; people are still using traditional medicine that is made from roots, and leaves. Some traditional medicines such as Indonesian medicine are popular now. Not to mention, there are more research about the effectiveness of Indonesian traditional medicine […]

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Jamu Temulawak is the Secret of Governor of Jakarta

Curcuma xanathorriza Roxb

Bad weather in Jakarta in these recent days weren’t prevented Governor of Jakarta Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to check places directly. Jokowi likes to visit places in Jakarta to know what is happening in the territory that he leads. Sometimes he can do that from morning to the night or even to dawn. Of course, this […]

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Don’t Take These Herbal with Chemical Medicines

ginger tea as home remedy for stress

Combine herbal like jamu with chemical medicine could be very dangerous. Some herbs as material for jamu can cause side-effects if they are mixed with chemical medicines. According to Dr. Aldrin Nelwan SpAk, jamu is composed by mineral, plants and animals that the composition usually based on experience. Interaction from one material in jamu with […]

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