5 Benefits of Herbal Rice Kencur for He alth

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5 Benefits of Herbal Rice Kencur for He alth
5 Benefits of Herbal Rice Kencur for He alth

The herbal rice kencur has long been known and consumed by the people of Indonesia. This traditional herb is believed to provide various he alth benefits, from increasing the body's resistance to preventing certain diseases

As the name suggests, herbal rice kencur is made from rice and kencur rhizome that are mashed together. The various benefits offered by herbal rice kencur cannot be separated from the nutritional content of the two ingredients.

5 Benefits of Herbal Rice Kencur for He alth - Alodokter

Rice contains calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as several vitamins that are important for the body. While kencur rhizome contains flavonoids, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, and zinc.

Benefits of Kencur Rice Herb

Here are some of the benefits of herbal rice kencur that you can feel:

1. Anticancer

According to several studies, the content in the herbal rice kencur is thought to be able to inhibit the growth of various cancer cells, such as stomach cancer, colon cancer, oral cancer, and multiple myeloma.

2. Anti-inflammatory

In traditional medicine, herbal rice kencur is believed to relieve stomach pain and toothache. All of this is thought to be due to the anti-inflammatory effect in kencur which can inhibit inflammatory factors.

3. Antioxidant

The herbal rice kencur contains flavonoids. These antioxidants help the body fight free radicals that trigger several diseases, lower high blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease.

4. Antibacterial

According to research, the content of kencur in the herbal rice kencur can fight various types of disease-causing bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus niger, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhi, and Shigella flexneri bacteria.

5. Antidiabetic

Diabetes is the 3rd deadliest disease in Indonesia after stroke and heart disease. To help control blood sugar levels in the body, you can use herbal rice kencur.

In animal studies, kencur is believed to be able to prevent and treat chronic complications in people with type 2 diabetes. The trick is to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the body's insulin resistance.

However, it should be noted that the various benefits of herbal rice kencur above still require further research, especially on humans.So, always consult your doctor before you start taking herbal rice kencur, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Make Rice Kencur Herb at Home

To get the various benefits of herbal rice kencur above, you can make your own herbal rice kencur at home. The ingredients and how to make it are:


  • 50 gram kencur, peeled
  • 100 grams of rice
  • 3 pandan leaves
  • 2, 3 liters of water
  • Palm sugar to taste

How to make

  • Roast rice until yellowish
  • Pure rice, kencur, and sugar
  • Put the mixture and pandan leaves into the water
  • Boil until boiling
  • Filter
  • Consumption of herbal rice kencur 2 times a day

Although it provides a number of benefits for medical conditions, further scientific studies to ensure the benefits of herbal rice kencur are still needed. If you are interested in finding information about herbal rice kencur, you can consult your doctor first before starting consumption.

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