Kaempferia galanga, commonly known as kencur, aromatic ginger, sand 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.
The content of Kaempferia galanga
Laboratory analysis resulted in that serimpang kencur substance contained more than 23 types. Here are some of them:
- substance Pati
- Acid metal kanil
- cinnamic acid
- Ethyl aster
- Gom and so on.
The content of methanol in Kaempferia galanga can also be used to combat a type of parasitic worm that causes the disease toxocariasis. This substance is effective against the species causes of diseases of the central nervous system and also fight bacteria that cause eye infections.
Benefits of Kaempferia galanga (kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger) For Health
- Medicine for colds
- Eliminating bad blood
- Treating inflammation of the stomach
- treating a sprain
- Treating heartburn in the stomach
- As a cough medicine
- treating diarrhea
- Anti cancer
- Good for digestion
- Cooking spices
- Good for the skin
- Treating inflammation of the intestine
- Are in need of bacteria in the gut
- Blood circulation
- Get rid of toxins in the body
- as anti-oxidants
- Being a good source of fiber
Kaempferia galanga (kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger)is a kind of herb that can be used as seasoning various types of cuisine in Indonesia, besides its medicinal qualities also did not lose either to help various medical problems.