Traditional Recipes (Kencur, Ginger, and Turmeric), First Part

Traditional Recipes (Kencur, Ginger, and Turmeric), First Part

This article tells about the efficacy of some medicinal plants, which I got from my friend. These recipes are passed down from generation to generation in her family. I and my family have tried it. Maybe this recipe is rather old-fashioned, but this is very nutritious. Besides the material is easily available around us, making it is also quite easy. There is also a way of making recipes that can be directly used, some require a process. Here I will not discuss medical facts, so if you want to see the medical facts you can ask your doctor directly. Because this is just a recipe handed down from ancestors.

Let’s see maybe there is something you need now, hopefully, it can help…
1. Kencur (Kaempferia galanga L)
Kaempferia galanga, commonly known as kencur, aromatic ginger, cutcherry, or resurrection lily, is a monocotyledonous plant in the ginger family, and one of four plants called galangal. It is found primarily in open areas in Indonesia, southern China, Taiwan, Cambodia, and India, but is also widely cultivated throughout Southeast Asia. (

Some recipes use kencur :
A. Kencur cream to overcome bruising
We usually find bruising wounds in children because of their activities due to falling or bouncing. Maybe many of the parents who do not know that it turns out with kencur can overcome bruising wounds, both for adults and children. The method is very easy, first, take the kencur, clean it, then grate it and add a few drops of coconut oil. And kencur cream is ready to be applied to bruises. At first, it will feel cold on the skin, over time it will feel warm and comfortable on the bruised skin. Wait a few minutes to dry. You can repeat the cream again if you feel the bruise has not disappeared. For small children, this includes an easy method because of the comfort that was generated from the kencur earlier. If your child throws it away before the cream is dry, you don’t need to worry, you can repeat it again when he slept. God willing (insyaaAllah), the morning the bruise is gone. This cream is very effective in my family. And many of my friends have tried it. They were greatly helped by the presence of this kencur cream. So there is no need to panic when children have bruises or lumps, enough with this cream the lumps from the bruise immediately disappear. Happy try it…

To be continued…

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