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5 Benefits of ginger as a herbal remedy for ulcers and fever in children

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Temulawak is widely used as raw material for making traditional herbal medicine. This is the benefit of ginger as a disease-fighting herbal medicine.

Fans of traditional herbal medicine must be familiar with ginger. Understandably, ginger is an empon-empon which is often processed into herbal medicine.

For those of you who are not familiar, ginger is a herb that can reach 2-2.5 meters in height.

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Temulawak is often found in gardens or yards. Understandably, ginger is classified as a living pharmacy plant.

Temulawak tubers are orange when fully ripe. Long green ginger leaves.

Since ancient times, Temulawak has been widely used as an ingredient in herbal medicine. This is because ginger contains vitamins and nutrients that are good for health.

Launching from a book entitled Medicinal Plants to Overcome Rheumatism & Gout by Prapti Utami, ginger contains essential oils, turmerol, felandren, and curcuminoids.

In addition, ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-constipation and diuretic pharmacological effects.

Benefits of ginger as herbal medicine

Containing active compounds makes ginger believed to be effective in treating a number of diseases.

Here are the benefits of ginger as an herbal medicine

1. Cough in children

Temulawak has anti-cough pharmacological effects. Temulawak can be a solution for your child who is reluctant to take chemical drugs.

Making herbal medicine for coughs from ginger is quite easy. You prepare 1 finger ginger, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 slice of lime, and 1 cup of water.

You boil ginger with water for about 15 minutes. After that, you strain and chill. You add lime juice and honey and drink until it runs out.

2. Fever in children

Your child has a fever? Temulawak is effective in relieving fever in children. To get the benefits, you prepare 1 finger ginger, 3 clove flower seeds, 5 meniran stalks, and 1 1/2 cups of water.

You boil all the ingredients for 15 minutes. After that, you strain and chill.

You take the herbal medicine 1/2 cup 3 times a day or until the fever subsides.

3. Ulcer

Citing a book entitled Efficacy & Benefits of Temulawak: The Healing Rhizome of Various Diseases by Efi Afifah, ginger contains curcumin, essential oils, starch, cellulose, and minerals that provide benefits for health.

One of the benefits of ginger as an herbal plant is as an ulcer medicine. Temulawak contains cellulose which helps the digestive process.

Not only that, ginger also contains flavonoids and curcumin which play a role in capturing free radicals and protecting the mucosa (wall) of the stomach.

Here are the ingredients and how to make herbal ginger for ulcer medicine


  • Temulawak 30 grams
  • Kencur 30 grams
  • Galangal 30 grams
  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • Cardamom 4 grains
  • 600 cc of water
  • Palm sugar to taste

You peel the ginger, kencur, and galangal until clean. Then, you cut the spices.

You boil all the ingredients in the water until it boils and leave about 200 cc of water. You filter and cool the curcuma boiled water then drink.

4. Uric acid

Quoting from the book entitled 56 Magical Foods and Their Benefits for Health and Beauty by Yusuf CK Arianto, ginger is rich in curcumin which is useful for suppressing arthritis and reducing gout symptoms.

This is what makes ginger good for consumption for gout sufferers. However, you should not just consume ginger, because there is a special way to process ginger to make it effective as a gout drug.

Here are the ingredients and how to mix curcuma herbal medicine for gout.


  • Temulawak 1 piece
  • Leaf cat whiskers
  • 1 thumb turmeric
  • 1 liter of water

You wash and boil all the ingredients above until boiling. After that, you strain it and drink it once a day regularly.

5. Increase appetite

You lost your appetite? Temulawak can be the solution. You only need to boil 2 fingers of ginger, 1/4 finger galangal, and 1/2 handful of meniran leaves with three glasses of water.

You boil all the ingredients to a boil and leave 2 cups of water. You drink this herbal concoction 1/2 cup twice a day.

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