Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb.:
* Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family)
* Genus: Curcuma
* Local Name: Temulawak, Koneng gede, Temo labak
* Scientific Name: Curcuma xanthorrhiza
Curcuma xanthorrhiza is ginger family (Zingiberaceae) member. Cultivated in Java at 1800m alt, with pale yellow rhizome, reddish white and yellow flower; This strong fragrant and bitter medicinal herb is widely used in Indonesia for its effect. Almost all Indonesian Jamu consist of Temulawak.
I personally believe that this herb's rhizome is the most powerful herbal medicine in this country cause of its curcuminoid and essential oil combination.
* appetite stimulant;
* anti: -viral, -bacterial effects