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. Today, in addition to Indonesia, temulawak 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. Distinctive aroma and color of temulawak 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 are safe.
Temulawak content has several chemical compounds which include fellandrean and turmerol or also often called as oil evaporates. Then 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 (anti inflammatory) and anti hepototoksik (anti toxic bile).
Here are how the use of temulawak for the beauty and variety of types of diseases: For the medicine, use 2 fingers of fresh temulawak, and boil. Another way, pour the dried rhizome with hot water. For external use, wash the roots thoroughly, then shredded. Parutannya results can be used as a mask to treat acne and black spots in advance.
There are several diseases 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 : drinked 1 times one day 1 glass.
Ingredients : 1 1/2 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: thinly sliced temulawak, dried and crushed refined into flour. Approximately 2 handfuls of flour temulawak boiled with 4-5 glasses of water to boil down to three glass, and then filtered filtered.
- Sick spleen.
Ingredients : 2 rhizome of temulawak, 1/2 rhizome galangal, a handheld meniran leaves.
How to make : grated temulawak and galangal, then all ingredients are boiled with 1 liter of water to boiling, and filtered.
How to use : drink 1 a day 1 cup.
Ingredients : 1 temulawak rhizome.
How to make : thinly sliced temulawak and aerated briefly, and then boiled with 5-7 cups water to boil, and filtered.
How to use : drinked 1 times one day 1 glass.
- Abdominal pain.
Ingredients : 1 rhizome of temulawak, 3 eye fruit acids, 1 piece palm sugar, salt to taste.
How to make : grated 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.
- Milk production.
Ingredients : 1 1/2 rhizome of temulawak, and flour sufficient saga.
How to make : grated temulawak, then the two materials mixed and added enough hot water so that it becomes porridge.
How to use : commonly eaten.
- Kidney pain.
Ingredients : 2 rhizome of temulawak, 1 handful of leaves of the cat's whiskers, a kacabeling handheld leaf. How to make : thinly sliced temulawak, then boiled along with other ingredients with 1 liter of water, and filtered. How to use : drink for 3 days.
Ingredients : 2 rhizome of temulawak, 1/4 rhizome of temulawak, 1/2 cell meniran leaves.
How to make : all ingredients are boiled in 3 cups water up to 2 cups boiling, then filtered.
How to use : drinked 2 times a day 1/2 cup.
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 large companies that manufacture herb of temulawak shaped tablets, drag (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 temulawak can be eaten after being processed. The trick is grated temulawak, then squeeze and precipitate it. Discard the water change several times until the smell and yellow color disappeared, then dry in the sun. Finally, temulawak powder ready for use.