Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry from Faculty of Pharmacy held “Drinking Herbal Together” event in ITD. According to Dr. Aty Widyawuranti, Dra,. Apt. Msi, lecturer in Faculty of Pharmacy, the event was held to encourage people to drink traditional herbal drinks. Those herbs were scientifically proven to have many good benefits for our health.
Most of Indonesian herbal drink was consist of herbs and spices (we often called “empon-empon”) like ginger, galangal, curcumin, turmeric, and others. Based on the research, those herbs contained active ingredients that proven to have a pharmacology effect. For example, turmeric and curcumin had a substance called curcumin that acted as anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation, increase mucus production in stomach, anti-bacterial, anti-virus, and also boost immune system.
Therefore, drinking herbs, especially turmeric and curcumin, can help to boost the immune system, so we’re not easy to get sick. To get the maximum benefit, we need to choose good-grade ingredients, therefore it is important to do a proper production and appropriate dose.
By this event, hopefully, we can be responsible and take care of our health in the middle of COVID-19 and also introduce two variants of “coroNAIR” herbal drink which are “Kunyit Asam” and “Beras Kencur”, produced by Faculty of Pharmacy with the help of local herbal drink maker.