Content of Active Substance On Kencur and Benefits for Health

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Herbal Plants KENCUR. In Indonesia, these plants have different names depending on the region. In the area of Sumatra, starting from Aceh known as Ceuko, in Gayo called Tekur, in Batak called Kaciwer, in Minangkabau named Cakue, and in Lampung named Cokur. In West Java called Cikur, In Central and East Java called Kencur while in Madura called Kencor. In Bali called Cekuh, Sasak people call it Cekur and in Sumba called Cekir. In Sulawesi called Kencur, while Makassar people call it Cekuru and Bugis people call it Ceku.

Kencur (Kaempferia galanga), commonly known as kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry, or resurrection lily, is a monocotyledonous plant in the ginger family, and one of four plants called galangal. It is found primarily in open areas in Indonesia, southern China, Taiwan, Cambodia, and India.

Kencur is a plant that grows in lowland areas or mountainous areas that are not too much water but fertile and a little shady. Kencur classified as rhizome plants and have close relatives with ginger, key, turmeric and so on. This plant can be planted in pots or soil as long as enough sun and not too wet. Usually kencur grow and develop in the rainy season.

Galanga is a small, stemless perennial herb growing up to 45cm tall from a rhizomatous rootstock. The thick, rounded leaves usually lay flat in a rosette on the ground. Gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine, the plant is also sometimes cultivated as a spice in the tropics.

spicy, warm, bitter taste

Kencur distillation produces essential oil. According to the study of essential oils produced from kencur have more than 23 types of compounds. The chemical content contained in the kencur is:

Starch (14.4%)
Minerals (13.73%
)Essential Oils (0.02%)
Like Sineol
Metallic acid
Cinnamic Acid
Ethyol daisies
Anisic acid


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