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7 Rare Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

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Rare Medicinal Plants – HERBAL MEDICINE – Indonesia is rich in all its natural products. Be it food crops, vegetables, fruits, and even medicinal plants. Herbs and spices have been used since long ago by our ancestors to treat various types of diseases. Here is information about herbal plants in Indonesia and their uses.

Rare Herbal Plants in Indonesia and Uses

The use of herbal plants in Indonesia as medicine has been done since long ago. To preserve it, Herbal Medicines Indonesia makes herbal medicines that are formulated from medicinal plants and also authentic Indonesian spices that are efficacious.

Here are 7 rare medicinal plants and their uses in Indonesia.

1. Meniran


Meniran does look like moringa at first glance. Like moringa leaves, meniran also has many benefits. Some of them are lowering blood sugar, improving liver health, fighting free radicals, treating rheumatism, and many other benefits.

2. God’s crown (Mahkota Dewa)

God's crown (Mahkota Dewa)
God’s crown (Mahkota Dewa)

One of the famous medicinal plants from Indonesia that has a beautiful fruit is Mahkota Dewa. God’s crown (Mahkota Dewa) originated from Papua and now many people grow it at home because of its various benefits.

God’s crown contains saponin which serves to relieve pain in the body. In addition, saponins also function to increase immunity, so that people who consume it will not be easily attacked by viruses.

God’s crown also contains flavonoids which are antioxidants. This substance is very effective in relieving swelling due to bleeding, and even reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.

3· Cat whiskers

kumis kucing
kumis kucing

Cat whiskers are arguably Indonesia’s miracle medicinal plant. many people seek this plant to cure various types of diseases. Diseases that can be relieved by the consumption of Cat Whiskers are kidney disease or other urinary tract infections.

The content contained in Cat’s Whiskers includes antioxidants and anti-fungal, which can ward off all free radicals in the body.

4. Green Strobilanthes Crispa Plant Leaves (Keji Beling)

Keji Beling
green Strobilanthes Crispa Plant Leaves

Hreen Strobilanthes Crispa Plant Leaves (Keji Beling) is another Indonesian medicinal plant that also has extraordinary properties. Green Strobilanthes Crispa Plant Leaves are generally made into the and brewed to consume them. However, the green Strobilanthes Crispa Plant Leaves should be mixed with Wungu leaves so that it can be consumed by people with ulcers. This is because the consumption of green Strobilanthes Crispa Plant Leaves can increase the reaction in the stomach.

Some diseases that can be cured by Keji Beling include urinary stones, kidney stones, and gallstones. The high potassium content in Keji Beling can help relieve the symptoms of the diseases mentioned above.

5. Noni


This slightly unpleasant-smelling fruit has many benefits for herbal medicine. Noni or in Java called Bentis has been trusted since long ago as a good herbal medicine for the body.

Noni fruit contains protein, essential minerals, and vitamins. In addition, noni also has antioxidant properties and terpenoid content that is good for regenerating body cells. Consumption of noni fruit is also good for alleviating the symptoms of digestive infections caused by bacteria.

6. Ginseng


Ginseng is a plant that grows in Asia, one of which is Indonesia. Ginseng has many benefits, such as alleviating diabetes, strengthening the digestive system, preventing irritation, eliminating toxins in the body, and helping recovery to be faster.

7. Sambiloto


This medicinal plant is known as “The King of Bitter“. Despite its bitter taste, Sambiloto has many benefits. Some of the benefits obtained from consuming Sambiloto are reducing fever, preventing cancer, preventing diabetes, improving the immune system, and many more.

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7 Rare Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

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