Senin, 27 Desember 2010

Greatness of the cat's whiskers plant

Cats whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus (B1) Miq.), An herb, grows upright, rooted at the bottom of his books in part, 1-2 m high, stems slightly ribbed rectangular, short haired or bald.
Single leaf, round eggs oval, lanceolate or lozenges, downy, rough serrated edge is irregular, both mottled surface due to volatile oil glands.
Bunches of flowers that came out at the end of branches, pale purple or white color (the color is blue and white), stamens longer than the flower tube. Fruit geluk dark brown color. Grows in lowland and medium altitude areas.
Terms Grow Mustache Cat:
1. Altitude: 500 m - 900 m above sea level
2. Annual rainfall: 3000 mm / year
3. Wet months (above 100 mm / month): 7 months - 9 months
4. Dry months (below 60 mm / month): 3 months - 5 months
5. Air Temperature: 280C - 340C
6. Humidity: medium
7. Irradiation: High

b. Land
1. Type: andosol, latosol
2. Tekstrur: sandy clay
3. Drainage: well
4. Ground water depth: 70 cm above ground level
5. Rooting depth: 30 cm - 60 cm from soil surface
6. Acidity (pH): 5-7
7. Fertility: medium - high

In general, cat whiskers plant propagated by stem cuttings or branch cuttings. Select the trunk or branch that is not too old, then cut to a length of cuttings, cuttings of 15 cm - 25 cm or segmented about 2 books - 3 books.

Cuttings of seedlings can be planted directly in the garden as deep as 5 cm, then compact enough soil around the base of the cuttings, with a spacing of 30 cm x 30 cm, 40 cm x 40 cm, 40 cm x 50 cm and 60 cm x 60 cm

The local name of this plant include:
• Mustache cat, big Mamang (Indonesia);• Kutun, mamam, spider flower (Java);• Mao Xu Cao (China).There are several diseases that can be cured from the cat's whiskers kidney infection, bladder infection, urinary stones, gout; peluruh urine, eliminating hot and humid

Utilization of the cat's whiskers on the whole plant, wet or dry (dianginkan first, and then dried in the hot sun.) The usefulness can be to treat:

1. Kidney infection (acute and chronic nephritis), bladder infection (Cystitis).
2. Kidney stone pain.
3. Gout (Gout arthritis).
4. Peluruh urine (Diuretic).
5. Eliminates hot and humid.

Use cat's whiskers are: 30 - 60 gr. (Dry) or 90-120 g (wet), boiled, or a dry / wet brewed as tea.

Here's how to use that you can try:

Nephritis, edema (swelling)
Cat whiskers 30 g, 30 g leaf veins, 30 g grass snake tongue, all boiled.
Urinary tract infections, frequent urination in small increments (Anyang-anyangan) Mustache cat, meniran, Commelina communis, each 30 grams, boiled.

The composition of cat's whiskers, chemical properties and pharmacological effects: Sweet little bitter, cool, anti-inflammatory, laxative urine, urinary tract stones destroyed. levels of the chemical among others Orthosiphon glycosides, tannic substances, essential oils, fatty oils, saponins, sapofonin, potassium salts, myoinositol.

Efficacy of the cat's whiskers plant

      Cat's whiskers (Orthosiphon Spicatus BBS) in the form of shrubs, wet trunk, the height can reach 1.5 meters. Can be grown in a dry or wet at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, this plant has leaves egg-shaped spurs, leaves coarsely toothed edges. The flowers out stamen and pistil, white or purple.

This plant has a number of benefits to cure various kinds of diseases. The leaves contain levels of potassium (boorsma) is quite high. He also contain glycosides orthosiphonin believed to dissolve uric acid, phosphate and oxalate from the body. Especially from the bladder, bile and kidney.According to the Atlas of Plant Medicine by Dr. Setiawan Dalimartha Indonesia, as quoted by website association data center hospitals throughout Indonesia (Persi), cat's whiskers plant flower is a compound flower in the bunch that came out at the end of the branching. The color is pale purple or white while the stamens longer than the flower tube.

Fruit cat's whiskers in the form of fruit boxes and egg-shaped. These plants can be propagated by seeds or stem cuttings. Herba this plant sweet yet slightly bitter taste. Herb cat's whiskers can be used to treat a number of diseases namely acute and chronic kidney infections, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, bladder stones and bladder infections. To treat kidney infections and hypertension, 30 grams of washing fresh herbs cat's whiskers, herb leaves and grass snake tongue spoon. Boil it all in tigha cups of water until only the remaining one cup. Once cool, strain the water and then drink half a cup twice a day.

For those who suffer from urinary tract infections, frequent urination (volume a bit and Anyang-anyangan), can be tried healing with herbs fresh herb leaves cat whiskers, meniran, and roots of reeds 30 grams each and then washed clean. The materials are then cut as necessary and then boiled in three cups of water until only the remaining half. Once cool, the water and then drink half a glass each of three times a day.To treat urinary stones, 90 grams of herbs cat's whiskers washed and then boiled in a liter of water until boiling and the remaining 750 cc. Once cool, drink as much as three times a day each third section. Drink this mixture until the disease is cured.

Selasa, 21 Desember 2010

The benefits of fruit and leaf nutmeg

Ingredients and Benefits: Many of the younger leaves contain proteins that feels soothing. In addition, nutmeg also contain essential oils, tannic substances, and starch substance believed to increase appetite, release of gas from the stomach, and calm the nerves.


1. Vomiting, Gastritis, Go Wind, Hiccups
     One teaspoon nutmeg powder brewed with a little water. Drinks every time
     out vomiting.

2. Stomach Heartburn (but not diarrhea)
     A little nutmeg powder placed under the tongue, let dissolve with saliva.

3. Sprue
     Gum nutmeg mixed with a little water. Use this mixture to rinse

4. Cough slimy
    Same with recipes no. 5, but this herb dikumur up to the trachea.

5. Insomnia
     Method I: A little nutmeg powder mixed with 1-2 drops of water, then apply the

     Method II: ½ nutmeg ground and brewed with 1 cup water. As will be drunk
     give a little honey / sugar cube. Drink this potion 2x a day, each 1 cup

6. Rheumatism
     Bathing with soap nutmeg or rub the sore body parts with nutmeg balm.
     Soap and nutmeg balm sold in pharmacies and drug stores.

7. Dysmenorrhea
     A little powdered nutmeg, 7 grains of coriander, a piece of turmeric, 1 clove braised with
     glass of water until the water is staying half. Drink this mixture all at once while

8. Hypertension
     Some fresh nutmeg grated and squeezed to take water. Do this 2x

Pineapple for health benefits

Ingredients and Benefits: Pineapple contains dextrose, globulin, sakarosa, organic acids, proteose, globulin and bromelin. Although not yet found the results of an experiment, but according to Mrs. Kloppenburg-Versteegh, fresh pineapple juice is considered cool, clean blood, facilitating the large flue and anticacing. Fiber is not good for people with stomach disorders.Pineapple younger than launch expenditure urine and feces, also affects the uterus. He undid menstruation and can abort the womb. Because it is not recommended for pregnant women or low birth.The women in West Java, many who abstain pineapple, pineapple considered cause for discharge and not good for the uterus.Note: Patients with kidney disease and diabetes is not recommended to eat pineapple.


1. Abdominal pain due to Contaminated Food, Diarrhea with Heartburn and Heat in
Rectum, stomach pain after every Eating, Stomach Bloating after Eating, Lose
Weight Loss.
Ripe pineapple peeled, removed "eyes", shredded or blended.
Strain or wring. The water was drunk as much as ½ cup immediately after every meal.

2. Fever due to Stomach Heat
The recipe is the same as no. 1. Taken between meals.

3. Fever
The recipe is the same as no. 1. Drink 2x a day, each half a glass.

4. Flu
The recipe is the same as no. 1. Taken several times a day. Do not cooled.

5. Dandruff
I: young pineapple peeled, removed "eyes", shredded. 12 crushed leaves
Galing (Vitis trifolia L. / leaf kapialun). Combine. Let stand 2 hours then strain
with a cloth. Use to rinse when shampooing. Repeat till dandruff
II: Pineapple cooked in grated, squeezed. Rub the water to the scalp every
night before bed. The next morning washed.

6. Laryngitis
The recipe is the same as no. 1. drink frequently throughout the day. Once drinking
do not at once, just ½ cup only.

7. Heartburn due digested Difficult Foods
The recipe is the same as no. 1. drunk little by little

8. Toilet irregular
Recipes such as no. 1. Drink 1 tablespoon after every meal.

9. Wormy
A young pineapple shredded, squeezed. Add 2 tablespoons of honey or rock sugar syrup.
Drinks to children who suffer from intestinal worms.

Benefits groats around your home

Latin name: Phyllanthus urinaria (reddish green bars), Phyllanthus niruri (pale bars)
Area Name: Memeniran, red Meniran

Nation: Euphabiales
Tribe: Euphorbiaceae
Marga: Phillanthus
Type: Phillanthus urinaria Linn.

Ingredients and Benefits: Many contain potassium and filantik substances that destroy the stone and smooth efficacious urine. It also contains tannins, minerals, and resins.Note: Do not eat too much because it can cause impotence meniran.


1. Ulcer pain
Five groats plant (leaves, stems, roots) with 2 cups boiling water until
half. Drink 3 times a day.

2. Smooth Water Art
How to I: 50 g groats plant (leaves, stems, roots) with 2 cups boiling water
until the water is staying half. This potion to drink 3x daily
How II: The leaves and roots washed Meniran then chewed, while a little
the liquid is swallowed.

3. Kidney Stones
Five groats plant (leaves, stems, roots), 15 pieces of boiled cat whiskers Duan
with 2 cups of water until the water stayed a half. This potion to drink 3x
a day.

4. Gallstone
A handful of leaves meniran, 1 finger of ginger, a handful of boiled corn silk
with 1 cup water. After boiling to give a little palm sugar. Drink this mixture
2x a day.

5. Malaria
Mash groats 5 plants (leaves, stems, roots), 1 papaya leaf blade, 3
ginger, 1 finger pule (Pulai). Then, squeeze as he was given water 1 cup. Drinking potions
This 1x a day for 2 weeks.

6. Dysmenorrhea
Three plants (leaves, stems, roots) groats, 1 thumb ginger, 1 ½ teaspoon
coriander, 1 finger turmeric. Crushed galangal, turmeric, peeled and thinly sliced.
Then, boil all ingredients with 3 cups of water until the water residence
half. This potion to drink 2x a day.

7. Lose Weight
Five plants groats, 15 leaves of Dutch identity, 1 finger bark boiled with 2
cups of water until the water is half. Drink this mixture 2x a day.

8. Pimple
Seven plants (leaves, stems, roots) groats, 1 thumb of ginger pounded ago
boiled with 2 cups of water until the water half. Drink all at once, each

9. Toothache
Roots groats after being washed clean, then chew-chew on the teeth that hurt.

Senin, 20 Desember 2010

Turmeric vs. Alzheimer's

Turmeric (Curcuma domestica) was a one of the many species of medicinal plants have the benefit, such as spices (especially curry), food coloring, beverages, textiles and cosmetics. This plant has been known since a long time in Indonesia and its use quite a lot in everyday life. Given today's lifestyle that inclined modern with symptoms almost instantaneous, making the disease that develops in the community is also diverse. In the last ten years, many diseases that stuck out in society among them AIDS, cancer, avian flu and even symptoms of early senility. This condition makes people start thinking to look for alternative treatments alongside conventional modern medicine. One of the best prospects of medicinal plants as a substitute for chemical treatment that can memperlam-bat coming of senile diseases is turmeric. The use of the plants are usually in the form of powder or turmeric powder that blended into the cooking spices.

Turmeric rhizome extremely useful as antikoagul's, lowering blood pressure, de-worming, Abat asthma, added to his blood, medicine abdominal pain, diarrhea, appendicitis and arthritis. In addition to air-efficacy in the treatment, turmeric is also widely used for dye, cosmetics ingredient, bactericide, fungicide and stimulants.

Turmeric to prevent Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a common type of senile diseases occur in humans who began entering old age (the elderly). Naturally, dementia is common in every person since the brain's physical condition declined. But the arrival of pikunpun can be slowed by using turmeric in curry spice. Curry spice turmeric as an ingredient that is widely used in various recipes is felt to maintain the quality of the brain until advanced age. One proof is the elderly who are in Asian countries still have a good memory in old age because they are diligent eating curry spices.

Results of research Dr. Tze-Pin Ng from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1010 elderly people aged 60 to 93 in 2003, showed that seniors who diligently consume curry seasoning has a higher retention than those who rarely or never at all. This might make us curious and want to know. Apparently the secret lies in the yellow pigments (curcumin) contained in the rhizome of turmeric which used it in making the curry spice. Curcumin in turmeric had a very important function in treating various types of diseases because these compounds can function as an anti-tumor promoter, antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammation and anti virus. In addition, curcumin in turmeric was also instrumental in improving the immune system.

Turmeric which will be made concoction of curry spice turmeric can be made from the tuber that has been dried. In terms of simplicity, bulbs that have been sliced and dried, it's easier to be milled flour. In consumer countries like the United States and Britain, turmeric powder is used directly as a spice in food coloring, and raw material of oleoresin. In India, turmeric powder is one of the basic material for the manufacture of curry spices (curry powder) which is a homogeneous mixture of different types of turmeric powder.

By routinely consuming curry spices, will be able to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease that can cause senile total because of physical condition of the brain that continues to decline. But make no mistake, the use of excessive even for the elderly can give rise to the effects of abdominal pain, liver disorders or ginjal.Dari the conclusion of the pe-researchers reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology Issue 1 November 2006, stating that seasoning curry is very potential to prevent Alzheimer's because the views of its efficacy and not poisonous. The results of this study is the first evidence showing the link between curry consumption with cognitive abilities of the brain.

The figure of plants

Turmeric (Curcuma domestica Vahl.) Is a medicinal plant native to Southeast Asia and has developed extensively in South Asia, South China, Taiwan, Fili-pina and grow well in Indonesia. Plants grow upright to reach a high 1.0 to 1.5 m. Having ridden pseudo stem by stem-leaf midrib. Spiky plant leaves and slippery with about 30 cm long and 8 cm wide. Flowers emerge from the pseudo stem with a length of about 10-15 cm. Color white or white flowers striped green and sometimes pink flower tip. The main part of the plant is rimpangnya residing in the soil. It usually grows creeping rhizome and rhizome parent usually ellipse.

Growing environment

Turmeric can be grown successfully on ketingggian 0-1200 m above sea level. Adaptation of the plants very well in the heat to moderate climate with high humidity. Land that is suitable for growing saffron is a fertile soil, loose, contains humus and well drained. To obtain optimal growth, turmeric should get wet months of about 4-6 months before the death of the leaves. For the formation of rhizome much needed sunlight is sufficient.

Phytochemicals turmeric

The main chemical compounds that were inside the bladder is essential oil of turmeric rhizome and kurkumi paranoid. Essential oils containing sesquiterpene alcohol, tour-Meron and zingiberen, whereas compounds containing curcuminoids curcumin and its derivatives (yellow) that includes desmetoksi-curcumin and bidesmetoksikurku-min. In addition it also contains compounds gom rhizome, fat, protein, kalsiun, phosphorus and iron.

Cultivation of plants

Turmeric cultivation is easy. Rhizomes of plants that will be used as seed should have enough at around 10 months old and weighs 20-30 g. Seeds to be planted should have a long shoots 2-3 cm. Prior to planting, the soil first processed in a way to fork and hoe in place that will be planted. Tillage should be done at the beginning of the rainy season. Manure can be given as much as 0.5 kg / planting hole and the optimal spacing is 50 cm x 50 cm and planting of seedlings should be at a depth of 7.5 cm - 10 cm, with the buds facing upwards.

Each planting hole should be filled with one seed and the seed is inserted, the planting hole again covered with soil. To get the growth and rhizome production of the op-timal, preferably in fertilizer plants with artificial fertilizers which SP36 and KCl at the beginning of each planting as much as 200 kg / ha and urea of 200 kg / ha is given three times as many ie 1 / 3 doses at age 1 month, 2 months and 3 months after planting. In addition, efforts are also important plant maintenance, which can be done by way of weeding out weeds once every two months and smoothing guludan.


Turmeric is usually harvested at the age of about 90-10 months. How to harvest that is easy enough to dig up the roots with a fork. Try to keep the rhizome are not broken left behind when excavated so that the weight gained higher. After forking, the soil around the roots were cleaned and rim-pang dikumpukan in sacks. Usually the yield can reach 20-30 tons / ha of fresh ginger.

White turmeric

White turmeric (curcuma mango), as extended family members Curcuma, contains curcumin. In the book Encyclopedia of Medical Plants otherwise, curcumin has anti-oxidant properties and anti-inflammatory. Even the efficacy of anti-oksidannya more powerful than vitamin E, whereas the efficacy of anti-inflamasinya stronger than hydrocortisone chemical / synthetic.
According to reports the American Institute of Cancer Report that appeared in The New York Times in late July 1999, the cancer can be prevented by turmeric. Anti-oxidant substances in turmeric function to prevent damage to deoxyribonucleic acid (compounds that make up genes), because of damage to genes is one of the causes of cancer.
While curcumin with feruloyl and 4-hydroxy-cinnamoyl are anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric.
In conclusion, both the content of curcumin is a very important role in the fight against cancer, which prevent damage to genes and prevent inflammation (inflammation), because the cancer is always going inflammation.

Penetration into the cancer cells
Results of research Dr. Retno S Sudibyo published in Tempo May 30, 1999 mentions that Curcuma mango contain "toxic proteins." A kind of ribosome in activating proteins (RIP). These proteins are able to disable the ribosome, so that protein synthesis in cells disrupted. Proteins were easier to penetrate into the cancer cells than healthy cells. As a result, cancer cells can not proliferate. Because cancer cells have an age limit, then over time will run out by itself.
From the description seen three Curcuma benefits of mango in the fight against cancer, namely:

* RIP blocking the proliferation of cancer cells, so long will be exhausted.
* Antioxidants in curcumin prevents damage to the gene where the gene damage is one of the causes of cancer.
* Anti-inflammatory agent curcumin is useful in eliminating inflammation, whereas cancer is always accompanied by inflammation.
* Because of Curcuma mango including natural materials, the use in the long term though, remains safe for humans.
Prevention remains better
Not all easy to detect cancer early. In fact there are several new cases in mind after stepping on an advanced stage. Dr. Sjahrul Sjamsudin, Sp. OG from FKUI / RSCM ever describe ovarian cancer is a hidden killer (silent killer), with only 30% survival rate. From the data RSCM known that there were 10 cases of ovarian cancer every month. It is said also, about 70% of cancer cases is known when it has spread.
Another expert, dr. Samsuridjal explained that among men, generally at age 45, prostate enlargement occurs slowly.
In the literature on prostate enlargement problems mentioned there are two possibilities, namely cell enlargement (hypertrophy) and increased number of cells (hyperplasia). One of them may develop into prostate cancer .

We all know that the cure for cancer is to treat people with cancer. Not for healthy people. Curcuma mango is not a cure, but a natural substance believed to inhibit cancer cell proliferation rate, as well as useful for preventing damage to genes - one of the causes of cancer.
The nature of the content of Curcuma mango, that RIP is inhibiting cancer cell proliferation rate, so the indirect effect of the therapy that is awaiting the death of the cancer cell itself.
In conclusion, the effect of therapy with these natural materials require a relatively long time. The results are also relatively slow progress of patients, which means that requires patience. But the fact that support is that Curcuma mango is a natural material, making it safe for people with
Dose to consume Curcuma mango

* To cure: 4-5 times daily, one teaspoon (brewed with half a glass of water).
* For prevention: 1-2 times a day, one teaspoon