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5 Most Popular Herbs from Indonesia

Indonesia, is a country rich with millions of varieties and types of flora that has such a wide property due to its position in the tropical area. Around the world there are 40 thousand medicinal plants, 30 thousand of which are in this country, and nearly 7 thousand of them have been identified and used for medical purposes.

One of the plants that are native to Indonesia is the Nutmeg. Since the 16th century, European Countries has interested to this spices. Not only  Nutmeg, they also realize that Indonesia is a spice paradise country, such as clove, pepper, tea, and many more. All of these plants are not only used as cooking spices, but also beneficial for human health. Therefore, these crops have a high value in international trade.

Native plants of Indonesia are popularly used in medicine in the medical world, among others:
1. Nutmeg (Myristica Fragans Houtt)
Asia Pala or Nutmeg is widely used as a cooking spice in Asia and european countries. The seeds contain various nutritious …

How Pear Can Help Your Lose Weight Program

Pear has very high water content and can help lose weight program. Pears are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B complex, vitamin B9 or folate, copper, fiber, manganese, potassium as well as various other ingredients. Here are some benefits of pear that can support your weight loss program.

Helps Mineral Absorption Pear has a very high fiber content, about 20% of the recommended amount of fiber each day (depend on your Recommended Dietary Allowances). Fiber is not only beneficial to make the stomach feel full longer, but also can be a healthy snack between your meals so as to reduce other high calorie snack. Fiber in pears is also able to increase the absorption of important minerals and vitamins in the food you consume so that the digestive system will also be better.
Natural Energy Sources The content of fructose and glucose in pears is useful as a natural source of energy, pear also has a low glycemic index. A low glycemic index can help slow down c…

Save Your Kidney with this Amazing Herbs: Broadleaf Plantain

Broadleaf plantain (Plantago major) grow wild in forests, fields, and rather damp grassy lawns, it can also live as weeds in tea or rubber plantations, or sometimes planted in pots as medicinal plants. This plant originated from mainland Asia and Europe, can be found from the lowlands to a height of 3200 m above sea level. This medicinal plant is widespread in the world and has been known since long time ago and is one of 9 medicinjal plant that are considered sacred in the Anglo Saxon.

Broadleaf  Plantain. Credit: NY State IPM Cornel University
Broadleaf plantain are perennial plants, grow upright, height 15-20 cm. Single leaf, long stem, arranged in root rosette. Round leaves like eggs until the lancet is widened, the edges are flat or jagged irregularly rough, the surface is slippery or slightly hairy, the curvature is long, 5 - 10 cm long, 4 - 9 cm wide, the color is green. Multiple inflorescence is arranged in a grain that is about 30 cm long, small, white color. Oval or oval fru…