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Empon-Empon, Herbal Herbs Suitable for Consumption during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Herbal ingredients or jamu have various health benefits, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The expert said that several types of herbs can be immunomodulators, reduce symptoms, and overcome co-morbid factors of COVID-19.

According to dr. Ratna Asih, M.Si from the Association of Doctors for the Development of Traditional Medicines and Indonesian Herbal Medicine (PDPOTJI), certain herbal ingredients can be consumed if there are mild symptoms and as a companion to the main comorbid drugs.

He also conveyed, in a circular letter from the HK Ministry of Health. 02.02 / IV, 2243/2020 there are several ingredients that are suitable for consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The herbs are stamina, antioxidants, immunity booster, anti-inflammatory, anti-cough and cold herbs, appetite enhancer, maternity herbs, rheumatic pain, and beauty herbs.

“This is the Ministry of Health’s response to efforts to deal with COVID-19 by utilizing natural resources,” said Ratna in the Geriatri TV webinar, written on Tuesday (29/12/2020).

One of the names of herbs mentioned by Ratna is empon-empon. The benefits of this herbal medicine are to increase stamina, reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, inflammation, pain, and as an antioxidant.

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