Since thousands of years, ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been known as a famous herbal medicine because the benefits are real. Not just to warm the body, ginger can be used to treat a variety of diseases, for skin care and more.
Based on color, shape and size, ginger can be divided into three types:
– Large Yellow or White Ginger
In Indonesia, it is also often referred to as ‘jahe gajah’. It has large rhizome, the rhizome segments is bulging. This type of ginger can be used in a raw state or after processed. Continue reading →
Temulawak (Curcuma xanthorrhiza) is native to Indonesia that has been known and used since antiquity. Various uses of temulawak spread in various regions in Indonesia. In the area of West Java, temulawak is widely used to soften the skin. While in Bali, used to aid digestion and overcome flatulence.
Many herbal recipes can be made of temulawak ingredients, as recipes for beauty, cure diseases, and prevention of disease.
1 rhizome of temulawak/Curcuma xanthorrhiza
1/2 rhizome of kencur/Kaempferia galanga
1/4 tbsp cumin seeds
1 stalk of ripe tamarind
1 piece of palm sugar
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Many of us already known what it is ginger. However, there are still many who do not know what the shape of the ginger plant. Ginger is a rhizome plants are very popular as spice and medicinal materials. In Latin, ginger is often referred to as Zingiber officinale.
Ginger is commonly used as spice in cooking, but it can also be used as refreshing drink. Plant part used is the tuber which is magnification of the rhizome. Ginger has aromatic smell with a refreshing spicy flavor.
Ginger is also frequently used by some people as body warmers, especially when the weather is cold and raining continuously. Continue reading →
Someone said to disturbance of uric acid (gout,rheumatics, arthritis) when levels of uric acid in the blood exceeds normal limits, ie 7 mg%. The disease is characterized by swelling in the knee joints and fingers with pain. This happens because the accumulation of crystals of uric salt and the metabolism of food containing purines.
Uric acid levels are very closely linked to food consumed. Therefore, dietary adjustments are needed. Limit consumption of food high in purines, such as the brain, liver, kidney, innards, duck, mussels, clams, broccoli, and others. Consume more fruits and vegetables to keep the body’s resistance to infection more severe. Continue reading →
Temulawak/Curcuma xanthorrhiza are found in the forests of the tropics. It also breed on dry land around settlements, especially in loose soil, so the rhizomes is easy to grow big.
Curcuma xanthorrhiza is original herbal plant from Indonesia, which is commonly called temu lawak. In Java known as temulawak, in Sunda called koneng gede, whereas in Madura called temu labak. In English, called javanese tumeric/javanese ginger. In China known as jiang huang, and in Arab called Kurkum.
Temulawak including species of herbaceous plants that form pseudo-stem tree trunk and the height can reach 2 meters. The leaves are wide and on each sheet is connected to the midrib and petiole that is rather long. It has a uniquely shaped flowers, it clustered and has dark yellow color. Continue reading →
Constipation is a disorder of the digestive tract where patients have difficulty to remove the remnants of digestion (feces). As a result, the stool becomes hard and when removing it requires a strong force. If this condition is left unchecked, could resulted in an hemorrhoids.
To overcome this, it takes a healthy diet, containing enough water and fiber, such as fruits and vegetables. Dietary fiber can accelerate food transit time in the digestive tract. Fiber also increases stool weight as a result of its ability to bind water so the stool will be more easily removed. Continue reading →