College Students Create Antiseptic Spray From Banana Sap

Antiseptic liquid is commonly used as first aid for cuts, bruises, inflammation or insect bites. However, apparently liquid from banana sap could be used as antiseptic. Some students from Tidar University (Untidar), Magelang City, Central Java, did some research about antiseptic properties in banana sap and bitter melon. Ismiterra Cahya Pradani, the team leader explained […]

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Lack of Research, Jamu Recipes Have Problem With Dosages

Besides as traditional drink, jamu is also considered herbal medicine to maintain health. There are various jamu beverages such as beras kencur, kunyit asam, temulawak, pahitan, cabe puyang, uyup-uyup and more. They are made from various spices and roots such as turmeric, ginger, tamarind, betel leaves, pahitan and palm sugar. All of those ingredients are […]

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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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White Turmeric Can Help Healing Cancer

Herbal treatment is becoming alternative treatment for many people to heal their diseases. One of favorite herbal treatments is white turmeric to help healing cancer. “White turmeric can help healing process from cancer because it contains derivative compound flavonoids and curcumin as antioxidants,” Dr Maksum Radji, MBiomed,Apt, Chairman of Research of Natural Ingredients Association when […]

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Health Benefits of Noni Juice (Part 2)

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Noni (Mengkudu) has been known as one fruit that has various health benefits. On the first part of this article, you can read various research that were done to test Noni health claims scientifically. In this second part, we learn other health benefits of Mengkudu juice: Fights Tumor and Cancer An interesting paper presented in […]

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Health Benefits of Noni Fruit (Part 1)

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Medical research about Mengkudu or Noni (Morinda citrifolia ) was started at least in 1950, when scientific Pacific Science journal reported that Noni showed anti-bacterial nature to M.pryogenes, P. Aeruginosa and even deadly E.coli. Various studies and researches about Noni have been done by various research institutions and universities. Since 1972, Dr. Ralph Heinicke, renowned […]

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Sambiloto To Cure Diabetes

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Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Jogjakarta, Indonesia has thousand researchers that have been found various innovative research and finding in health and medicine, defense and security technologies, food security, renewable energy sources, information technology and transportation management technology. One finding in health field is the usage of sambiloto (andrographis paniculata) as herbal medicine for diabetes. According […]

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Health Benefits of Mangosteen

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What is Mangosteen? Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that is originally come from Indonesia. This fruit, which has scientific name Garcinia Mangostana, was planted for the first time in Thailand and Burma. For hundred years herbal medicine experts in Asia have been using and believing in mangosteen health benefits to treat various diseases. This fruit […]

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Has Traditional Medicine been Clinically Proven?

Traditional medicine has been looked as an alternative for modern medicine. People think that traditional medicine or home remedy is safe to use for long-term usage. But, has this natural remedy been clinically proven? Chairman of National Commission of Jamu Scientific, Dr. Siswanto MHP DTM, revealed that there are four formulas of jamu (Indonesian traditional […]

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