Sunday, June 19, 2011

Aromatic ginger, Sand ginger, Cutcherry, Orresurrection lily (Kencur)


Aromatic ginger, Sand ginger, Cutcherry, Orresurrection lily (Kencur)
(Kaempferia galanga, Linn.) 
Synonyms: 
Familia: 
Zingiberaceae 
Description: 
Kencur (Kaempferia galanga) including plant Zingiberaceae and is classified as a medicinal plant species that have medicinal, fruit flesh most tender and not fibrous. Kencur is a small plant that grows abundantly in the lowlands or mountains where the land is crumbly and not too much water. 
Kencur rhizome has a specific aroma. Kencur fruit flesh is white and brown outer skin. The number of strands of leaf kencur no more than 2-3 pages dealing with the arrangement. The flowers are arranged and a half sitting with a crown of flowers amounted to between 4 to 12 pieces, lip lavender flowers with white color is more dominant. Kencur grow and develop in a particular season, ie during the rainy season.Kencur can be planted in pots or in the garden is enough sunlight, not too wet and in the open. 

Local Name: 
Kencur (Indonesia, Java), Cikur (Sunda), Ceuko (Aceh); Kencor (Madura), Cekuh (Bali), Kencur, Sukung (Minahasa); Asauli, sauleh, soul, umpa (Ambon), Cekir (Sumba); 
Composition: 
CHEMICAL CONTENT: Rhizome Kencur contains starch (4.14%), minerals (13.73%), and essential oil (0.02%) of sineol, methyl acid penta kanil and independence, cinnamic acid, ethyl asters, sinamic acid, borneol, kamphene, paraeumarin, anisic acid, alkaloids, and gums. 
Curable Disease: 
Gastric inflammation, inflammation of the ears of children, influenza in infants; Cold, Headache, cough, blood Eliminate dirty; Diarrhea, Streamlining menstruation, sore eyes, sprains, fatigue; 
Utilization: 
1. Stomach Inflammation 
    Ingredients: 2 rhizome kencur of your thumb. 
    Method: kencur skinned clean and chewed; 
    How to use: the water is swallowed, the waste is disposed of, then 
    drink a glass of water, and repeated until it is healed. 

2. Child Ear Inflammation 
    Ingredients: 2 rhizome kencur of your thumb and ½ nutmeg seed.
    Method: The second material is finely ground and given 2 
    tablespoons warm water; 
    How to use: applied around the nose. 

3. Influenza in infants 
    Ingredients: 1 rhizome kencur of your thumb and 2 bay leaves 
    cubeb (pepper caudate / Cubeb) 
    Method: The second material is finely ground, then 
    plus a few tablespoons of warm water. 
    How to use: applied around the nose. 

4. Catch a cold 
    Ingredients: 1 rhizome kencur of your thumb and salt to taste. 
    Method: kencur skinned clean. 
    How to use: kencur eaten with salt to taste, 
    then drink 1 glass of water putih.Dapat done 2 times a day. 

5. Headache 
    Ingredients: 2-3 pieces of leaves kencur. 
    Method: kencur leaves until finely ground. 
    How to use: applied (as compress / pilis) on the forehead. 

6. Cough 
    a. Ingredients: 1 rhizome kencur of your thumb and salt to taste. 
        Method: kencur grated, then add 1 cup warm water, squeezed and filtered. 
        How to use: drink with added salt to taste. 

    b. Ingredients: 1 rhizome kencur of thumb. 
        Method: kencur skinned clean and chewed; 
        How to use: the water is swallowed, the waste is disposed.Performed routinely every morning. 

7. Diarrhea 
    a. Ingredients: 2 rhizome kencur of your thumb and salt to taste. 
        Method: kencur grated, then add 1 cup warm water, squeezed and filtered. 
        How to use: as a Kencur applied to the abdomen. 

    b. Ingredients: 2 rhizome kencur of your thumb and salt to taste. 
        Method: kencur grated, then add salt to taste. 
        How to use: as a Kencur applied to the abdomen. 

8. Eliminating Dirty Blood 
    Ingredients: 4 rhizome kencur of thumb, trengguli 2 bay leaves, 2 cloves dry beans, 
                           pulawaras fennel taste. 
    How to make: all the ingredients are boiled together with 1 liter of water until boiling and then 
                           filtered. 
    How to use: drink 2 times a day regularly. 

9. Streamlining the menstrual 
    Ingredients: 2 rhizome kencur of thumb, 1 sheet trengguli leaf, 1 clove old fruit seeds, 
                          pulawaras fennel taste. 
    Method: kencur chopped, then mixed with other ingredients and boil together 
                          with 3 cups water to boil down to 2 cups, then filtered. 
    How to use: taken once a day 2 cups. 

10. Aching eyes 
     Ingredients: 1 piece of rhizome 
     Method: kencur split into 2 parts. 
     How to use: the surface is still wet is used to scrub the eyelid. 

11. Sprain 
     Ingredients: 1 rhizome kencur and rice soaked in water. 
     Method: The second material is crushed and water. 
     How to use: smeared on the sprain as a Kencur. 

12. Eliminates Tired. 
     Ingredients: 1 large rhizome kencur, 2 tablespoons rice fried without oil (couple) and 1 seeds 
                            red chili. 
     How to make: all the ingredients are boiled together with 2 cups water to boil 
                            to 1 cup, and then filtered. 
     How to use: drink one time and repeated until healed. For men can 
                                   plus 1 piece of ginger and pepper Kencur to taste. 

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