This plant originated from Indonesia, more specifically from Java island, out of which it spread to several places in the biogeographical region Malesia. Currently, most of the temu lawak is cultivated in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Curcuma zanthorrhiza flourishes up to 1500 m above sea level in a tropical climate. Its rhizomes develop well in loose soil.
Curcuma zanthorrhiza is used as a medicinal plant. The rhizome contains an ethereal oil (5ml per kg), it primarily consists of Sesquiterpenes. There is also a content of Curcumin (at least 1%, Ph. Eur.) and starch. Curcuma zanthorrhiza is used for dyspepsia. It is a spice too. According to one source it is an effective deterrent and pesticide of mushroom mites.
The benefits of temulawak
In addition to stimulating the appetite, ginger can also treat various other diseases such as problem in the spleen, kidney pain, back pain, asthma, headache, wind, heartburn, abdominal pain, accelerate the production of breast MILK, constipation, chicken pox, treat thrush to acne.
The active substance that makes ginger efficacious in which kurkuma and essential oils. Ginger also contains proteins, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and cadmium.
How to make herbal medicine with curcuma
1. Choose a root that is fresh and then sliced it thin and dry in the hot sun until completely dry.
2. Once dry, take 5-6 pieces of sliced ginger, as well as prepare clean water for a decoction of as much as two glasses with a size of about 200ml. Choose a pan of stainless steel (not aluminum pan).
3. Boil slices of ginger to the above a large fire. After boiling, reduce the heat and leave until the water decoction of the remaining roughly one glass.
4. After the water remaining roughly one glass, pour the water into the glass and consume it.
Easy is not how to make it? To restore the condition of the body is very tired after a day, eat two times a day. Each one glass in the morning and the evening.
Side effects of ginger
It is recommended temulawak only used a maximum of 18 weeks as there is the risk to be exposed to stomach irritation and nausea.
For those who have problems of the liver and bile, keep in mind that ginger can enhance bile production. So, be careful before consuming ginger shoul you have liver pain and bile.