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Amazing! This is a benefit for your body's health

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Secang, wood that is brewed with hot water will produce a red color. Secang is not just wood, this is the benefit of secang for your health.

Have you ever drank wedang secang?

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Wedang secang has an attractive color, namely red and tasteless. Usually wedang secang is mixed with other spices to make it taste more delicious.

The best time to enjoy wedang secang is in the afternoon or when it rains. Because, wedang secang can warm the body.

Apart from being used as a drink, some people use secang as a natural dye.

Did you know, secang wood is not just ordinary wood. Secang wood is an herbal plant that has many benefits for health.

The greatness of the efficacy of secang is not only famous domestically but also abroad.

Quoting from the book Toga Indonesia by Dwi Kusuma Wahyuni, Wiwied Ekasari, et al, in China it is used as a sedative, bleeding, diarrhea, and menstrual disorders.

Of all the parts of the secang plant that can be used as medicine are the wood and leaf stems. Secang contains brasilin, brasilin, quercetin, rhamnetin, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, and other compounds.

Benefits of secang as herbal medicine

Contains many compounds that are good for health, secang is a powerful herbal remedy that can cure a number of diseases.

How to use secang as herbal medicine is quite easy. Secang is washed thoroughly then boiled until it boils.

Secang is widely sold in empon-empon shops in traditional markets. If you want to be practical, you can buy secang online.

Following are the benefits of secang as a disease-fighting herbal medicine.

1. Diarrhea

Quoting from the book Wedang Uwuh by Dr. Sri Suryaningsum SE, M.Si., Ak., CA and Dra Anis Siti Hartani M.Si. Secang is a powerful herbal remedy for curing diarrhea.

This is because secang is anti-diarrheal. The antidiarrheal properties in secang have been proven in a study.

Extract of secang wood boiled water for 20 minutes produces 0.137% tannin which is thought to be anti-diarrhea.

2. Gout and rheumatism

Secang contains resin, resorcin, brazilin, d-alfa phallandrne, oscimenen, and essential oils. The active compounds in secang wood can inhibit the production of uric acid in the body.

This has been proven in a study conducted on mice.

In addition, secang’s active compounds are also believed to be able to relieve rheumatism and inflammation.

3. Increase body immunity

Quoting from the Research Institute for Spices and Medicines (Balittro) of the Ministry of Agriculture, secang contains flavonoids and phenolics which have antioxidant properties.

4. Diabetes

Secang is also effective in relieving diabetes. This is because, secang contains brazilin compounds which can reduce blood sugar levels in the body.

Secang also contains compounds of kaesalpine P, sappankalkon, and protosappanin A which can inhibit the production of the enzyme aldose reductase which causes complications of diabetes.

Secang does contain many active compounds that are useful for maintaining health and treating a number of diseases.

However, secang is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding.

5. Skin infections

Launching from Kompas.com, secang shavings are effective for treating skin infections. This is because secang is able to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aereus bacteria.

Just so you know, these bacteria are the cause of the appearance of skin ulcers and cellulitis.

Secang is indeed rich in benefits, but pregnant women and people who take drugs that can inhibit blood clotting should not consume it.

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