Why don't we honour our nature ?

As a person who grew up in South East Asia, I still remember........ when I was kid my parents always told me to drink Curcuma (Curcuma xanthorhizza) or Turmeric (Curcuma longa) juice. They told me these bitter-taste juices would make good-health for me. That's all they said.

This blog is dedicated for any Medicinal Herbs especially Asian-originated herbs.

You can find many Asian-originated herbs on my blog and also please ask me if you have any question by leaving a comment. I'll be glad to answer as long as I can help.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Dare to try ??

In this country, Indonesia, lot of loyal users of Jamu (Traditional/herbal medicine). Jamu, means the formulation of medicinal herbs, it may consist of root, barks or leaves. If ones feel not in good health, they drink herbal medicine formulation immediately. This happened since hundred years. For some of us, believe that traditional medicine is better than clinically-proven drugs.

Fanatical users are increasing every single day. For us, there is no problem to drink this very bitter-tasted juice; the most important thing is we feel good effect after drink it. We drink this traditional medicine without the fear of its side effect.

Nowadays, with modern development, we can buy jamu in extracted form then packed in capsules or tablets. This also good for someone that cant help with the bitter of taste.

For me, myself, I still prefer to mix traditional medicine in juice, the bitter the better :) cause I still believe that its good even not clinically-proven yet. The Indonesian First Lady also drinks Jamu. Dare to try ?

Monday, October 20, 2008

TIPS: How to drink milk without the fear of bacterial contamination.

Make sure that your working space is clean, means, your kitchen and its utilities should be cleaned first. Remember to wash your hands before preparing the milk. Baby bottle should be boiled at 100C or 212F prior to use. Prepare the milk for one-time drink only. Boil some water and wait until cooling of 70 degree Celcius. Then mix the milk powder into the water. FYI, Enterobacter Sakazakii cannot live at above 60 degree Celcius. Make sure the babies drink not more than 4 hours after preparation. You should periodically wash and boil baby drinking/eating utilities.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kaempferia galanga

 Kaempferia galanga:
    * Family: Zingiberaceae
    * Latin name: Kaempferia galanga
    * Common name:Kencur

This plant is known as "Tanaman Sakti' or powerful plant in Indonesian people. Many Javanese traditional medicines consist of Kaempferia galanga. If it is mixed with rice, then Javanese people call it Beras Kencur. It has very good effect on Immuno enhancer as well as anti-spasmodic.

Medicinal properties:

    * Anti-spasmodic;
    * Anti-inflammatory effects;
    * Immuno enhancer;