public understanding of the benefits of herbal medicine is still in treatment. In fact, because the long-term effect, consumption of herbal medicine is actually more to prevent disease.
“Hand over the expected treatment of a direct impact on chemical drugs,” said Heru D Ward, herbalist of PT Martina Berto, Martha Tilaar Group, in Jakarta, Wednesday (3/10), at a seminar on “Herbs For Cheap Ways to Healthy Living” .
Another informant, Dewita Mustika Ratu Agus of the company, said the herb is now cultivated entered the national health service against five diseases, including hypertension or high blood pressure, uric acid, cholesterol, and diabetes mellitus.
“Still, it is stressed that the consumption of herbal medicine for prevention, not treatment,” said Dewita.
Related potency herbal raw materials, from 30,000 types of plants, 2,000 species identified recently. Medicinal plants used for no more than 800 types.
“Our company utilizes 125 species of plants,” said Heru, whose role is to manage Kampoeng Djamoe Organic, the planting of 600 species of beneficial plant health.
Agil Mangestuti medicinal plant researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University, Surabaya, said, still need a lot of research the use of traditional medicine. Among other things, the role of mantra / prayer and restrictions that accompany finding ingredients, the composition of the original herb appropriate literature, and the dose of the herb constituent materials.
“For healing, the use of traditional ingredients that no prayers or spells, which has not received the attention,” said Mangestuti.
Heru said that medicinal plants are the last priority commodities. The focus on food crops, fruits and vegetables, and ornamental plants