Benefits and Efficacy of Papaya

Papaya (Carica papaya) is a plant that is trunked upright and wet. Papaya tree resembling a palm, can reach 8 to 10 meters with strong roots. The leaves resemble human hands. If the papaya leaves folded into two parts exactly in the middle, the papaya leaf symmetrical. The flowers are white. The fruit is elliptical. When immature, the skin is green and turns into green yellowish when ripe. Cavities in papaya fruit is star-shaped when the fruit cut transverse cross-section. Ripe fruit has orange red flesh with a soft texture and sweet taste. The seeds in the fruit are small, black and has bitter taste.


Papaya has many varieties:

– California papaya
This papaya has small size and elliptical shaped. The fruit is thick-skinned and flat. It has chewy flesh, thick, and sweet. Its weight ranges between 600 g to 2 kg.

– Cibinong papaya
This species has its own characteristics, when the fruit is ripe visible on its skin color, green yellowish. It has ellipse shape with a large size, the average weighed 2.5 kg / fruit. The base of fruit is small and then enlarge in the middle and tapering section ends. Fruit skin somewhat smooth but not flat. The flesh is red yellowish. It was sweet and fresh, and has hard texture.

– Bangkok papaya
Thick-skinned and not smooth, tapering at the ends. The size is very large compared to other types of papaya. Can weigh up to 3.5 kg / fruit. Reddish orange flesh, sweet and fresh. Hard texture makes this type resistant papaya in transport.
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Types of Ginger

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.
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Various Herbal Drinks of Temulawak (Curcuma xanthorrhiza)

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.


Eliminating Acne

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
8 glasses of water
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Benefits of Ginger for Health

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.
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Helps To Treat Uric Acid Disease with Fruit and Vegetables Juices

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.
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Efficacy and Chemical Composition of Temulawak (Curcuma Xanthorrhiza)

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.
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