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Welcome to Hanannaqq blog. This blog is talking about Natural Herbs for Health. We hope this blog will give much benefit for us. Not only for you, but also for me . Because in my opinion, sharing knowledge is the best way to keep my knowledge remain in my head.

Monday, July 30, 2012

0 Natural Herb : Benefit of Turmeric for Health

To obtain a healthy body condition, humans need a healthy food intake and has highly nutritious. In addition, we also should maintain our condition by exercise our body diligently to keep it fit and healthy. However, the name of disease, sometimes it still could have attack our bodies when the condition of the body and mind are not well. Now, people start to realize eating foods which are safe for our body and also give many nutritious to our body.

Many people now prefer to consume herbs to maintain health. Because they think that herb is not have any side effects for our bodies. One of the herbal medicines are quite frequently encountered in the environment around our home is the turmeric plant. Turmeric (which has latin name : Curcuma Longa) is a herbaceous plant which has a rhizome. This plant come from ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The plant which is originated from tropical South Asia, require a temperature of 20 ° C to 30 ° C. It also need climate condition (like routine rainfall) in order to grow normal.

benefit of turmeric
Turmeric for Health

If we read many references, turmeric is a medicinal plant in the form of bush. This plant grew annually. It fit growing in the tropics areas. This plant is widely cultivated in South Asia especially in India, South China, Taiwan, Indonesia (Java), and Philippines. Turmeric has a base end and the pointed leaves, and leaves a flat edge. Outer skin of the rhizome has a brownish orange color. The flesh, has yellowish orange red color.

Many studies have found that the turmeric has many benefits for human life. So that is why we should learn to know more about this herbs. Besides being used as an ingredient of traditional medicine, turmeric is also used as industrial raw material for herbs and cosmetic. Turmeric can also be used as a spice in cooking and also for breeding.

Many people believe that adding the spice turmeric into the cuisine can make the one who consume it will has a lower risk of cancer. One example of food which use turmeric as ingredient is curry. Yellow pigment contained in turmeric (coded E100) could be used to protect food against sun damage. Turmeric can also be used to give color to cheese, yogurt, butter, and margarine.

turmeric leaves
Turmeric Leaves
Chemical compounds contained in turmeric is curcumin (a type of polyphenol compounds) and volatile oil. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric. In 2004, study at the University of California showed that curcumin can inhibit the accumulation of compounds beta amyloid that could destroy the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients. 

In our daily life, here are some benefits of turmeric for our health :
  1. Turmeric is widely used as a medicinal herb. This is because he has efficacy : cooling, cleaning, drying, relieves itching. Turmeric also could heal tingling. 
  2. Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. 
  3. Turmeric can slow the spread and growth of tumor. 
  4. Turmeric can expedite the digestive system. 
  5. Can prevent cancer. 
  6. Relieve symptoms of arthritis. 
  7. Helps heal wounds. 
  8. Helps heal skin diseases such as scab and itch. 

You may believe it or not, but that is several references from various sources that I found. Hopefully this article could be useful for you.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

0 Nature Herb : Temulawak

We may often hear the term of herbal, but we probably have not really explore what are the benefits of herbs for our health. Actually, it's very easy to found many herbal plants around us. Even, many people make it as a medicinal plant for their family. They are plant and cultivate it in around of their house. For us as laymen, herbal medicine may be less popular compared with chemical drugs.

In addition, the herb also has no side effects to the health of our bodies, unlike chemical drugs. However, the efficacy of herbs will be more felt for long time use. As this time, I will try to discuss one of the herbal medicine which is very useful for our health. That herbal is Temu lawak.

what is Temulawak

Temulawak plant is an herb that comes from Indonesia, exactly on the island of Java. Derived from the species 'Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb' of the ginger family. Nowdays, in addition to Indonesia, temulawak also has been cultivated in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, China, Barbados, India, Japan, Korea, the United States and some countries in Europe.

Temulawak can be grown in the lowlands to the highlands with an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Temulawak has long known as a medicinal herb. It has Distinctive aroma and the color is pungent and yellowish. In addition to treatment, the efficacy of Temulawak is also used as raw material for cosmetics as well as food and beverage dyes which are safe.

Temulawak Herbal Drink

Temulawak has several chemical compounds which include fellandrean and turmerol. Turmerol also often called as oil evaporate. Then it also include essential oils, camphor, glucoside, foluymetik carbinol. Curcumin found in the rhizome of this plant is useful as acnevulgaris, as well as anti-inflammatory and anti toxic bile.

Beside has many benefits for health, Temulawak also can be used for beauty. Here are some benefits of temulawak for beauty :

For beauty, prepare 2 fingers of fresh temulawak, and boil it. Another way, pour the dried rhizome with hot water. For external use, wash the roots thoroughly, then grate it. The results of it, can be used as a mask to treat acne and black spots.

And here are several diseases can be curable with temulawak :
Back pain, Asthma, Headache; Cold, Sick spleen, ulcer, abdominal pain, milk production, kidney pain, appetite; Constipation, Thrush, Acne, Chicken pox.
  • Back pain.
    Ingredients : 1 rhizome of temulawak, turmeric 1 of thumb, 1 handheld leaf cat's whiskers.
    How to make : all ingredients are boiled with 1 liter of water, and filtered.
    How to use : drink 1 glass of it per day.

  • Asthma.
    Ingredients : 1,5 rhizome of temulawak, a piece of palm sugar.
    How to make : thinly sliced ​​temulawak and dried. After dry, boiled with 5 cups water plus 1 piece palm sugar to boil down to 3 cups, and then filtered.

  • Headaches and colds.
    Ingredients : some temulawak rhizome.
    How to use: slice ​​temulawak thinly, dry it, crush and refine it into flour. Approximately 2 handfuls of flour Temulawak boil with 4-5 glasses of water to boil down to three glass, and then filter.

  • Sick spleen.
    Ingredients : 2 rhizome of temulawak, 1/2 rhizome galangal, one handheld of meniran leaves.
    How to make : grate temulawak and galangal, then all ingredients are boiled with 1 liter of water, and filter it.
    How to use : drink one cup per day.

  • Ulcer.
    Ingredients : 1 temulawak rhizome.
    How to make : slice temulawak and give an air for a moment, and then boil it with 5-7 cups of water, and filter it.
    How to use : drink one glass per day.

  • Abdominal pain.
    Ingredients : 1 rhizome of temulawak, 3 eye fruit acids, 1 piece palm sugar, salt to taste.
    How to make : grate temulawak, then boiled with other ingredients with 3-4 cups water to boil down to 2 cups.
    How to use : drink 1 cup 2 times a day, morning and afternoon.

  • Constipation.
    Ingredients : 1 rhizome of temulawak and mustard to taste.
    How to make : the ingredients are pounded into powder, then brewed with enough hot water and filtered.
    How to use : drinked ordinary.

Currently, there are many a home industry and even a large companies which start to manufacture herb of Temulawak in shape like tablet or powder form. If using Temulawak water extract (not boiled or brewed with hot water), precipitate first so that the flour are not involved to drink. Because of the raw starch can interfere with kidney function.

Flour of temulawak can be eaten after being processed. The trick is grated temulawak, then squeeze and precipitate it. Discard the water several times until the smell and yellow color disappeared, then dry in the sun. Finally, temulawak powder ready for use.

Monday, July 23, 2012

2 Improve SEO with Unique Content

Every blogger surely want his blog visited by many readers. Indeed, it is a very human desire. Every blogger who writes any topic in the blog, would be very happy if their article read by many readers. We should know that blogging activity is not just about writing, but rather more to the concept of sharing. When our writing in our blog is read by others, then the concept of sharing has already fulfilled. But in reality, many bloggers who write on their blog just to satisfy his own taste. They do not pay attention how to know the tastes of readers. In my opinion, sharing is the most important thing about the concept of blogging.

Improve SEO with Unique Content

Content Quality

Once we understand the true concept of blogging, then we can learn how to increase our blog traffic. If the traffic of many visitors leads into our blog, then it means the possibility of our articles readable by many people will be even greater.

One of the ways to increase our blog traffic is by understanding what is called 'Search Engine Optimization' or SEO. There are so many things to be considered and need to be implemented to increase a traffic of blog using SEO technique. But, in this article, I want to discuss more about the most important thing and fundamental in SEO concepts. I will discuss about the content quality. Many blogging master said that the most important concept of SEO is making our writing has unique content. Then, the next question is how to create a unique content?

Unique Content is a King

For me, the writing should have the unique content. Unique content is the core of writing. Article which has a unique content is an article that comes from the heart. Not the result plagiarize from other people. Unique article is an article which written with a strong will and original. Writings like that will result a superb energy. Energy which hopefully can influence the reader. Writings like that will also have character. this character will be the selling point of an article.

improve SEO with unique content

By creating good quality of article, then actually we are already implementing one of the most important SEO concepts. Because in the concept of SEO, 'content is a king'. So, surely we can improve SEO by making unique content. Do yo agree with this?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

0 Asian Football : Indonesia Defeat

Last night, Indonesian ​​public had to swallow a bitter pill after knowing the fact that their football national team has defeat from Japan in Asian Cup football qualifying age under 22. Here, we can see that the quality of Indonesia's national team is still far behind Japan football national team. Japan tim has showed very impressive games. They continue outperform the Indonesian game in all line. Japan make Indonesian player helpless. Indonesian players were not able to develop the game.

When the ball is dominated by players of Indonesia, Japanese players immediately held a fairly stringent safeguards. This causes the player of Indonesia often lose the ball. The average quality of individual players of japan team are also very good. Its very reasonable if Indonesia team should be defeat with Japan. We must admit it.

AFC U22 Asian Cup 2013

Actually, a couple of times Indonesian player can hit the Japan defense. But again, the attacker from Indonesia were not able to make any single goal into Japan's net. The only goal which created by Indonesia was a penalty kick. That penalty kick was resulting from a Japanese defender player who touched the ball in the penalty area.

Of course, this is will became homework for Indonesian football if we want our football can go to the world class stage. Be the one of team who could qualify in world cup is always become our dream. But, do not be too much dreaming of playing in the World Cup, when in Asian Cup level, we are not able to qualify.

I saw from the games showed by Indonesian team yesterday, still relies on agility of Andik Firmansyah. Unfortunately, right now there is no player who can set the ball in midfield. I can not see a midfield player who can play as good as Egy Melgiansyah. Even so, the team actually is already showed a quite good games, but the mental qualities which is need to be improved. I hope in the next game, Indonesia will able to overcome the Singapore national team in the last game.

The following is a table of Asian Cup Qualification standings under the age of 22 years, Japan leads with 12 points from four wins.

Japan 4 4 0 0 12
Australia 4 3 1 0 10
Singapura 4 2 1 1 7
Indonesia 4 2 0 2 6
Timor Leste 4 0 0 4 0
Makau 4 0 0 4 0

Monday, July 9, 2012

2 Why We Must Write?

In the language skills, at least there are four skills which should be mastered. Those are speaking, listening, reading and writing. Hearing and reading more often said to be a passive ability, while speaking and writing more to be said as active ability. It can be said as active ability because that ability not only be used for themselves, but also intended to other people. This active capability, making anything should have been through from process of thinking. Because if not, then whatever is produced, will not be much any effect to others.

Make writing as our habits

At this moment, I will focus on discussing about writing skill. These active language skills is quite unique. Writing can be regarded as the heart expression through unvoiced verbal. But out there, there are many people are bit lazy to write, they prefer doing some activity like watching television or maybe reading a book. But in fact, we should realize that the spirit of writing is something which is very close related to thinking process.
"Many people prefer reading than writing, because he was too lazy to think". G.C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German writer).

For us who love in reading activity, then we should say many thanks to the authors who have contributed with their precious time and energy in making good book to increase our knowledge. Actually I'm not a professional writer, I'm just blogger who likes to write. But right now, I will explain the reason why we should write. I hope it can give much spirit for you to write.

The following are some reasons why we should write :
1. Be Smarter.
We should understand that knowledge we have right now, actually is stored in the memory into specific location in our head. When it is needed, sometimes is hard to access it especially when we are on the panic situation. One way to keep the knowledge alive, is by write it down. Then that knowledge will be survive in our head.

2. Knowledge and Science are Moving Around.

It can be said that knowledge and science are like a little child who like running around. They move here and there. That is very dynamic. So it is normal if it hard to catch them. So the right way to tie the knowledge is by write it.

3. Able to think more systematically.
If you want to write, you need to write your idea into the writing systematically. If not, then your writing will be hard to be understand.  

4. Controlling Emotions.
 By doing writing, it could help to control emotion. You can not write in a hurry. You need time to assemble ideas which exist in the brain, into writings which are easily understood by readers. The idea in the brain is random. You need to arrange it into a good sentence and nice paragraph. That takes time. By doing that, you will learn to control emotions.

5. Expressions of Empathy and Defense.
If we want to do a defense, then it doesn't have to speak out. We don't have to talk. We can defend using writing. Especially if our writing is read by thousands of people, the effect can be very extraordinary. We can influence many people.

Just write your sympathy to the person you want to sympathize with.

6. Have many friends.
With writing, we will have many friend. Because with our writing, many people will know us. They know about us based on our writing. 

7. Increase the Coffers of Revenue.

Many bloggers and writer able to get much money from writing.

Probably there are many more reasons why we should write. Hopefully the above reasons make us have a high motivation to write and blogging.

Friday, July 6, 2012

0 Write with Brave

One time, I was told by someone that an author or a blogger is a brave person. I need to digg more about what he was talking about. I'm curious why an author or blogger can be called as a brave person. We should know the fact that when an author has produced a paper or book, her/his writing was potentially read by millions of people. So that an author should dare to be criticized by many people related to the results of his work. That is why an author is brave people.

Once time, a famous author was giving a seminar about the authorship. At that time, he asked one of audience. "How many writings had already you made?". Seminar participants said that he had a lot of writing, but he never show it into public. So his writing is only for personal consumption (like diary). He was embarrassed when from his writings, people will measure his intelligence from his writing.

So it is very clear that the writer should be a brave person. He should be brave when his writings will received negative responses from the readers. He must be brave if his writings are considered  as a bad writing by a lot of people. And certainly, he should have the courage, if his writing will get a lot of attention from public, and suddenly he become famous people.

It is true that writing is one of medium to measure intelligence an author. Come to think, there is some truth in this sentence. For example, it is my self. When I want to write, I will automatically use all of my knowledge related to the topic. So a reader will easily find out level of intelegency of the author which is related to the topic. And when the author produce a lot of writing, then that is where we can easily measure the intelligence of the author.

For me, people who already write and publish his writings deserve to be called a brave person. Even if it is true that he is not smart enough, I will stay say that he is a brave person. Because not a few people who love to write (already make a lot of writings), but apparently that is only for their personal consumption. Some of them too fear if their writing will be read by someone else and then they will measure the intelligence of author.

I do not know, but for me personally, writing activity is the work of the heart and feelings. Because when the heart and the feel are talking, then there is no longer the term of intelligent and unintelligent. So, please don't afraid, just write it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

0 How to Find Writing Ideas

When we talk about blogging, then it will be very closely related to activity of writing. We know that writing is the fundamental spirit of blogging. Of course, that is the writing which readable and provide insight and information to a reader, not the writing which is messy and tend not easy to understand. When we are blogging, it is like when we have a shop. Certainly, we will present the best products to be shown in that shop. Then we wait for potential buyers to see our product. Whether the goods we are presenting, will make the buyers interested in buying or not. In blogging, the product is a writing.

One of the way or solution to make an interesting writing is to find an good and interesting idea. But, the problem is how do we find an interesting idea? Yes I know that looking for an interesting idea is not as easy as imagined. Let us quote what was ever stated by the number one novelist Indonesia, Habiburrahman El Shirazi.
An idea is like a fish in the sea. Of course, we can not calculate the number of fish in the sea. This means that the amount of fish in the sea is so much. Let us imagine that the writer is like a fishermen. There are two type of fishermen, namely lazy fishermen and creative fishermen. Lazy fishermen often just stay and sit on the beach hoping there are any big fish washed up dead and then bring that big fish to the home. I understand it, this phenomena might have often happened. But how many times this phenomena happend in a year? of course it should be very rare.
Well, in the other side, the creative fishermen are fishermen who use all his effort with different ways to catch a fish. Some of them use nets, fishing line and even some of them form groups of fishermen to get more fish. This parable also applies to the writer. The idea are ​​hanging around everywhere like a fish in the sea. So it all depends on ourselves, are we want to be creative or not.

As already explained by Habiburaman El Shirazi in above, that the idea was wandering everywhere. The daily experiences can be the source of idea to write. Meeting with some people around us can be the source of idea to write. Travelling or vacation is also could become idea of writing. There are so a lot of sources of idea around us which can be writen. 

But not all good ideas can be convert into an interesting writing. The best way is by constantly writing. I'm sure that continuously writing can form our own character in writing activity. The characters which surely would be different with other writers. 

So, wanna try this way?

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