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Types of Plants That Can Be Used as Medicine and Culinary

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Taking drugs in the form of pills or syrup is not the only thing you can do to treat the disease you are facing. Taking this drug in excess can also increase the risk of kidney damage, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

In fact, there are still many traditional plants that can be used as medicine to cure your disease. Usually, rural residents often use this traditional medicine derived from various plants to treat various kinds of diseases. This traditional plant has also been used for generations from generation to generation.

It is undeniable, even if consuming this medicinal plant can cure your disease and can bring many other benefits to your body. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, you can apply this principle from now on.

For example, by planting medicinal plants around the house, it can be in the yard or planted in pots or polybags. This practice is already practiced by the villagers. They grow medicinal plants so that they are easy to find when needed. Do you want to know about medicinal plants with a lot of benefits for the health of the body? Let's listen.

10 Medicinal Plants With Various Benefits for Body Health

1. Ginger

Ginger, this medicinal flora is not foreign to hear in Indonesia. Even in 2020, Indonesia exported 24.4 thousand tons of ginger to various countries. Ginger can also be used as a cooking ingredient. In addition, ginger can also be an alternative to modern medicine for traditional societies.

Ginger is useful for dealing with digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, vertigo, and is able to relieve menstrual pain by consuming ginger in a structured manner, which is one spoon per day.

If this plant is around your house, it will be easy to find when for example you need ginger to cure flatulence or colds.

Villagers used to use ginger to treat colds or flatulence. Crushed ginger then stirred with hot water and drunk slowly. God willing, the cold will immediately run away.

Before the existence of Antangin, ginger was already used by the villagers, so the existence of Antangin was probably because it was inspired by the medical knowledge of the villagers.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric or commonly called turmeric (Javanese) is a medicinal plant type of rhizome that contains many benefits for the health of the body. This medicinal plant is very easy to grow. Having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is believed to be an antidote to cancer.

Turmeric is also widely used to treat diseases of the skin and arthritis. For villagers, turmeric is used for many needs, not only medicine but also as a culinary accessory.

Layur fish in yellow gravy is my favorite dish, it tastes delicious, especially with thiwul rice. It really feels great,

The yellow color of the vegetables for the village's culinary is caused by this turmeric, besides adding a medium taste, it also makes the sauce yellow. Make culinary more pleasing to the eye.

Hmm, discussing turmeric why I'm so hungry huh.

3. Galangal

This medicinal plant is able to grow in the highlands and lowlands. This plant is commonly called Laos (Java) and is widely used for culinary and traditional medicine.

Some of the benefits that you will get when consuming galangal include arousing sex drive, increasing appetite, treating rheumatism, overcoming bronchitis, treating measles, spleen pain medicine, and many other benefits contained in this one plant.

But even so there is a myth that has been relied on by the villagers, namely consuming laos can cause the recurrence of tinea versicolor on the skin. I don't know why people call it that. Maybe they have noticed the reference to changing skin color after eating galangal.

4. Aloe Vera

With the scientific name Aloe Vera, this medicinal plant has many benefits. This plant comes from the Arabian peninsula which is widely used as a cosmetic or beauty ingredient.

In addition, people also use aloe vera to treat inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, treat constipation, maintain verbal health, and much more.

Aloe vera is classified as a common flora around the homes of villagers, even now it has become an ornamental plant in addition to its main function as a medicinal plant.

Villagers used to use aloe vera to blacken their hair. I used to apply aloe vera slime to my hair as a child because I believed this rumor.

These days I know that's true when I see advertisements for shampoos that use aloe extract. So he is increasingly convinced that the knowledge of the Javanese is not a figment.

5. Cat whiskers

Cat's whiskers are a medicinal plant native to Indonesia. This plant has many benefits in overcoming various diseases. This plant is high in potassium which is useful for protecting the body from various diseases.

In addition, the anti-inflammatory content in this one plant can relieve pain and lower body temperature when suffering from a fever. You can also use this plant to expedite the expenditure of urine.

6. Kencur

Another medicinal plant is kencur which has a Latin namekaempferia galanga. Kencur is still in the same family as ginger, so many people find it difficult to tell the difference. As a medicinal plant, kencur certainly has many uses for body health.

For example, as an appetite enhancer, increasing stamina, dealing with colds, colds, diarrhea, headaches, coughs, stomach pain, to launch menstruation for women.

Not only kencur tubers are useful for humans, even kencur leaves are very useful for cooking.

Have you ever processed kencur leaf ointment? If not, please try. Kencur leaves have a distinctive and delicious taste, usually processed with grated coconut, used as ointment. Javanese term in warehouse.

When I was little, my mother used to spread kencur leaf vegetables and when I was older I could no longer taste the kencur leaf vegetables. I don't know why, but after writing this post, I thought about asking my mother to make kencur leaf vegetables.

7. Comedy Gathering

Temu Lawak comes from Indonesia, especially the island of Java. Study fromPharmacognosy researchsaid that Temu Lawak has many main benefits if you eat it. One of them is as an anti-cancer. Temu Lawak is thought to be able to prevent various types of cancer.

These types of cancer include breast, colon, and prostate cancer. In addition, consuming Temu Lawak can also improve digestive function.

I have bad memories with comedians. Villagers used to use temu comedy as herbal medicine for their children who were not too fond of eating. They use this comedy meeting as a traditional herbal medicine.

I will tell the story of how this herbal medicine haunted the small children of the past. what is clear, this comedy meeting, was grated and given a little water and then forced into my mouth. At that time, when it was time for the comedy meeting, I felt very depressed.

But the impact of this jamu temu comedy is very good, I generally immediately like to eat, I can afford five times a day. Improve.

8. Betel

This plant is not much related to cultural ceremonies or cultural traditions of the community. This is because many people's cultural ceremonies use betel as a complementary material.

In addition to having these features, betel also contains many benefits for the health of the body. The antioxidant content in betel can relieve constipation. Betel leaf is also often used to stop bleeding such as nosebleeds or spilled wounds.

The betel in my place is usually called sruh and this betel leaf has contributed greatly to my little life. I used to have frequent nosebleeds, almost once a week blood came out of my nose. He said it was dirty blood, but when he got older this nosebleed habit was no longer there.

If I have a nosebleed, I usually immediately look for betel leaves, around the house these leaves are easy to find. How to use betel leaf as a nosebleed-stopping herb is to take a betel leaf, then roll it (rolled up to the size of the nostril) and cut the shoots. Then insert it into the nose.

Less than 2 minutes, the blood coming out of the nose will stop immediately.

9. Celery

In addition to culinary complementary ingredients, you can also use celery to treat various kinds of diseases. Several health journals mention in a celery leaf, there are 12 types of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are what protect the body's cells from damage so as to prevent the onset of diseases such as cancer. Not only that, celery leaves are useful for maintaining the digestive system, preventing lack of body fluids, reducing the risk of liver disease, and many more benefits that you can get from consuming celery leaves.

10. Leaf Saga

Medicinal plants such as Saga leaves can be used as cough medicine, canker sores and internal heat. The benefits of Saga leaves that you will get if you eat them are to help treat coughs, sore throats, flu, fever, stomach pain, eye pain, asthma, malaria, snake or insect bites, so that they can treat hair.

Thus our post is 10 medicinal plants with various benefits for body health. Hope it's useful.

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