JAKARTA – The Covid-19 pandemic has made us realize how important it is plant medicine and herbs. By having medicinal plants at home, it can be a method of alternative medicine.
Not many people know the types of medicinal plants. Some of them even grow wild and are easy to find. For a long time, a number of medicinal plants have been used as herbal remedies.
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Reported from the Instagram of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jakarta, Sunday (3/1/2021), here are some types of medicinal plants and their benefits, which can be planted in the home area.
Betel contains polevenoland and flavonoids which can act as antioxidants, antiseptics and anti-inflammatory. In addition, this plant also contains uegenol and carvakol which can relieve pain and overcome bad breath and vaginal discharge.
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Temu lawak contains curcumin which is useful for treating acne, anti-inflammatory and anti-hepatotoxic. Other benefits are as a medicine for headaches, back pain, spleen, kidney, asthma, colds, canker sores, constipation, chicken pox, and as an appetite enhancer.
Ciplukan is sometimes considered a weed. In fact, this plant has properties as a poison neutralizer. This plant, which can grow anywhere, can also relieve coughing, analgesic, diuretic, overcoming diabetes and diabetes mellitus.