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

Traditional Recipes : Still About Kencur

B. Kencur and honey for cough medicine
Coughing is one of the diseases that often attack humans, children and adults. Usually accompanied by a cold. Or also because of something allergic. Kencur can be a solution to relieve coughing. There may have been many recipes to relieve coughing, including kencur, here I will give a recipe from my family. This recipe is very simple, which is to choose a good kencur, not too young and not dry. You can use kencur as much as one finger segment, clean the kencur, then grate, strain the grated and take the water. Use a really clean grater. Take the grated kencur water just one tablespoon. You can immediately drink the water from the grated kencur, or you can add a few drops of honey. You can drink it every cough come, drink the recipe immediately. Your throat will feel warm and your breathing will be relieved, insyaAllah. Honey is good for treating coughs and kencur to help relieve your throat. Besides being drunk, you can apply the results of grated kencur on the chest & back. It will be more comfortable.

C. Kencur for massage
Kencur will feel warm when applied to our skin, so we can use it for massage. How to make it? First, take some kencur, then grate. You can add a few drops of coconut oil or olive oil into grated kencur. Mix the two ingredients before, then use to massage. Attention, do not immediately take a shower after a massage. Maybe a little uncomfortable with the grater, but the grater was like a scrub. Wait a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. Massage using grated kencur & coconut oil will make the body comfortable and eliminate fatigue.

D. Herbs of kencur rice
Traditional herbal drinks that made from kencur & rice taste good. In processing not only rice and kencur, but there are additions such as palm sugar and ginger. There may also be added lemon grass or pandan leaves. But enough with rice, kencur, ginger & palm sugar is able to make kencur rice herb’s drinks. In my family, herbal kencur rice is highly recommended for nursing mothers to add breast milk. And because it tastes good, it’s usually a drink for children. Many benefits of these herbal drinks.

E. Another kencur cream usage
Besides, grated kencur plus telon oil and coconut oil can help babies sleep soundly and eliminate their tiredness. In my family, babies who are late walking, usually use this cream for massage. And thank God (Alhamdulillah) succeeded. And I still remember when I was a kid, if I caught a cold and didn’t want to eat, my mother always made grated kencur and put it on my stomach.

So, that’s some of the benefits of kencur. Maybe useful.

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…