Looking at the Benefits of Temulawak

Temulawak is one of the typical Indonesian plants. The benefits of ginger that are often used are as a basic ingredient in herbal medicines to treat health problems and beauty products. The part of temulawak that is believed to be most efficacious for health is the roots and stems that grow in the soil.

Temulawak is known by several names, including Curcuma, Curcuma de Java, Curcuma Javanais, Cúrcuma Javanesa, Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Curcumae Xanthorrhizae Rhizoma, Java Turmeric, Safran des Indes, Témoé-lawacq, Témoé-lawaq, Temu Lawak, Temu Lawas, and Tewon Lawa. This plant is believed by the community to have many health benefits.

Is Temulawak Really Efficacious?

The benefits of temulawak are believed to be able to help treat several types of diseases, one of which is digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (irritable bowel syndrome), gallbladder disorders, and liver disease. This condition is generally accompanied by symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, and nausea.

Meanwhile, regarding the benefits of temulawak which is claimed to be able to increase appetite and stimulate bile production, further research still needs to be done.

From the research that has been done, the benefits of ginger have an effect on lipid or fat metabolism. Fat metabolism is the process of breaking down fatty acids into energy for the body. This study found that temulawak contains active ingredients other than curcuminoids, which affect the fat metabolism system.

Temulawak Side Effects

Although natural, the use of ginger should not be arbitrary because it can cause side effects. There are several groups that are not recommended to consume ginger, including:

  • Pregnant and lactating women

    The side effects in this group are not known with certainty, but it is better to avoid the use of ginger. It is feared that ginger can interfere with the fetus in the womb and the baby who has been born.

  • Patients with liver and gallbladder disorders

    Temulawak is said to contain many substances that can stimulate the production of bile, which can make the condition worse.

Dosage of Use of Temulawak

Long-term or long-term consumption of ginger can cause nausea and cause stomach irritation. It is recommended that ginger be consumed in a short time, and not for the long term, for a maximum of 18 weeks, in order to avoid side effects that will actually harm the body.

Until now, scientific studies regarding the dose of use to obtain the benefits of temulawak are still being researched and studied. So you should be more careful in consuming ginger, adjust it to your health condition, age, and health background. If you take it in the form of herbal supplements, you should first consult your doctor and obey the rules of use to avoid side effects that harm your body.