Temulawak (Curcuma xanthorriza Roxb)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Temulawak an herb native to Indonesia. This plant includes a trunked plant seeds are soft and not woody with a height between 0.5 m to 2.5 m.

Stem of this plant is a pseudo stem formed by the combination between a cohesive base of the leaf. Dark green leaves are lancet-shaped elongated with brown stripes. Herbaceous plants flower is white or mixed red and yellow have a short and wide sizes. Temulawak rhizome is large and round with the outer skin is reddish brown or dark yellow, while the flesh-colored rhizome old orange or brown.

Chemical constituents contained in the rhizome Temu lawak is essential oil (which is charged felandren and turmerol), substance curcumin and starch. With the existence of such substances, this herbaceous plant can function as an anti-inflammatory and anti hepatotosik.

Temulawak pulp can be used to restore the body for people who are recovering from illness. For the manufacture of pulp temulawak used grated rhizome. Grated rhizome is mixed with water, then squeezed. Once squeezed, the water filter was deposited to obtain starch (flour). Before you make porridge, flour is washed until the color and sense of bitterness disappears. To get a delicious taste, usually temulawak flour cooked together coconut milk, brown sugar, and a little cinnamon.

Meanwhile, to restore the condition of the body caused by unusual fatigue, enough with the grate 50 grams of rhizome temulawak then boiled with water until boiling. After a cold, drink the cooking water 2 times a day @ 1 cup.