10 Indonesian traditional medicinal plants

 Do you like to use herbal medicine?

Until now, herbal medicines are still used by many people. Moreover, some herbal medicines from spice plants are considered to be able to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus.

More than 300 types of plants are used as medicinal herbs.

However, not all parts of medicinal plants can be used as ingredients for medicinal herbs.

Among some plants, the leaves are the most used part.

Well, here is a review of 5 types of plants for Indonesian herbal medicine:

1. Grass jelly leaves can help stomach inflammation

For those of you who want to take herbal medicine, grass jelly leaves can be the right choice.

Grass jelly leaves which are vines contain high chlorophyll to neutralize sugar levels in the body.

Even grass jelly leaves also contain antioxidants that play a role in reducing fever and helping stomach inflammation.

Compounds in grass jelly leaves will strengthen the muscles in the stomach wall and kill bacteria found in the stomach.

You can pound grass jelly leaves until smooth. Add 4 cups of boiled water. Then knead, squeezed, and filtered.

After that, let stand until thickened and add 5 to drink 3 times a day.

2. Cumin leaves are antiseptic and antimicrobial

So far, herbal medicines have been consumed by Indonesian people for generations.


One type of plant that is often used is cumin leaves.

The edges of the cumin leaves are antiseptic and antimicrobial with compounds of carvacrol, thymol, flavones, phenols, tannins, and aromatic acids. The content is useful for treating skin diseases.

Even cumin leaves can be used to treat respiratory disorders.

This is because of its properties as a bronchodilator, antitussive, and expectorant.

3. Katuk leaves are believed to prevent fatigue

In addition to being used as a breast milk launcher, it turns out that Katuk leaves also contain a variety of important nutrients for body health.

Where Katuk leaves contain vitamins A, B, C, fat, protein, calcium, iron, and phosphorus.


In addition, Katuk leaves contain ephedrine which is very effective in treating influenza and overcoming anemia.

Even Katuk leaves are believed to prevent fatigue and inhibit the occurrence of chronic vascular disease.

4. Basil leaves are efficacious as a fever medicine

In addition to Katuk leaves, it turns out that basil leaves are medicinal plants that have many good properties for the body.


Basil leaves that smell good are efficacious as a medicine for fever, headache, stomach pain, indigestion, and rheumatism.

Where basil leaves contain essential oils, such as ocimene, alpha-pinene, eucalyptol, linalool, geraniol, and eugenol methyl ether.

For fever medicine, use 15 grams of boiled fresh leaves. The decoction is drunk twice a day, morning and evening.

5. Betel leaf can lower blood sugar levels

Do you have a betel leaf plant at home?


Yes, betel leaf is often referred to as a family medicinal plant (Toga).

The base of the leaves which are shaped like a heart is efficacious as a medicine for bronchitis, thrush to vaginal discharge.

In addition, betel leaf can help lower blood sugar levels in people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

The benefits of betel leaf for diabetes are due to the antioxidant content in it.

This can reduce oxidative stress that causes damage to body cells that triggers an imbalance in the hormone insulin.

Thus the five types of leaves can be used as herbal medicine. But it's good, consult a doctor first before choosing the type of herbal medicine 6.Meniran Medicinal Plants

6.meniran medicinal plant


You may often see a plant similar to this shy princess. This plant is often found on the roadside and is mistaken for a wild plant without any benefits. But make no mistake. It turns out that green Meniran has many benefits, you know. Such as lowering blood sugar, preventing kidney stones, improving liver health, warding off free radicals, having antimicrobial properties, treating rheumatism, overcoming skin diseases, and even treating jaundice.

7. Indonesian Spices: Mango Gathering

mango meet,

This one spice is a typical Indonesian spice that is, unfortunately, less well known. But, its properties are also not inferior to other spices. Reporting from Brilio.net, Temu Mango contains natural antiseptic, laxative properties, which are ingredients that are often found in laxatives. This spice is useful for increasing endurance, high antioxidants, contains anti-cancer properties, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and also rejuvenates the skin.

8. Sambiloto : “The King of Bitter”

bitter medicinal plant


This plant is also commonly found in Indonesia. It tastes bitter, but the benefits are also no less. The benefits of this medicinal plant which is often dubbed the "King of Bitter" are to reduce fever, anti-parasitic and bacteria, boost the immune system, prevent cancer, prevent diabetes, overcome flu, improve liver function, prevent heart disease, help cure sinusitis infections, good for digestion, and overcome anemia.

9. Medicinal Plant Leaf Saga Daun

saga leaves saga leaves

Besides Meniran, other wild plants are rich in benefits. Its name is saga leaf. Reporting from health. grid.id, saga leaves contain Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Saponins, Flavonoids, Tannins, Alkaloids, Calcium Oxalate, Glisirizin, Flisirizinat, Polygalacturomic acid, and Pentosan. Not surprisingly, this plant can be useful for various diseases such as helping with fever, cough, sore throat, stomachache, flu, asthma, eye pain, malaria, insect and snake bites, to helping treat hair.



10 Cat's Whiskers: Flowers that are Rich in Benefits

Perhaps, among other medicinal plants, this plant is the one you hear most often. This herbal plant which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties has many properties so it is widely used to cure and relieve various diseases. These include smoothing the urinary tract, treating rheumatism, gout, cough, diabetes, hypertension, swollen gums, and relieving wounds on the skin.

The part that is used from the cat's whiskers to cure colds and lumbago is the leaves. How to process cat whiskers leaves is also quite easy. You just boil a few leaves in enough water, then drink. Besides being useful, the beautiful flowers are also suitable for planting in the yard of the house, right?

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