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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.

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