Curcuma is one of the typical Indonesian plants. Benefits of ginger are often used as a basic ingredient in herbal medicines to deal with health problems and beauty products. The part of the ginger that is believed to be the most nutritious for health is the roots and stems that grow in the soil.
Is Temulawak Really Efficacious?
The benefits of ginger are believed to help treat several types of diseases, one of which is digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, irritable gallbladder, and liver disease. This condition is generally accompanied by symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, and nausea.
Meanwhile, the benefits of ginger are claimed to be able to increase appetite and stimulate the production of bile, still requires further research.
From the research that has been done, the benefits of ginger affect the metabolism of lipids or fats. Fat metabolism is the process of breaking down fatty acids to become energy for the body. This study found, ginger contains active ingredients other than curcuminoid, which affects the fat metabolism system.
Temulawak Side Effects
Although natural, the use of ginger should not be careless because it can cause side effects. There are several groups that are not recommended to consume ginger, including:
Pregnant and nursing women
Patients with liver and gallbladder disorders
Side effects in this group are not known with certainty, but you should avoid using ginger. It is feared that ginger can interfere with the fetus in the womb and babies who have been born.
Temulawak is said to contain many substances that can stimulate the production of bile, which can worsen the condition.
Dosage of Temulawak
Consumption of ginger in the long term or in the long term can cause nausea and cause stomach irritation. Curcuma should be consumed in a short time, and not for the long term, for a maximum of 18 weeks, to avoid side effects that would actually endanger the body.
Until now, scientific studies on the use dose to get the benefits of ginger, are still being researched and studied. So you should be more careful in consuming ginger, adjust to health conditions, age, and health background. If you take it in the form of herbal supplements, you should consult your doctor first and obey the rules of use to avoid side effects that harm your body.