Benefits of Daun Sirih Part (3): Belief in Daun Sirih Merah According to Javanese

"Daun sirih merah (Red betel leaves) are believed to have high spiritual values in the Yogyakarta Palace. Daun sirih merah are used as an important part in traditional Ngadi Saliro ceremonies. The boiled Daun sirih merah water containing antiseptic for maintaining oral areas, treating hemorrhoids and keep away bad body odor. delicious. So, is that all? Here's the review "

Published by : administrator  -  20/02/2020 14:23 WIB

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These vines have been used from generations in Java. The benefits of daun sirih merah/red betel leaves (Piper crocatum Ruiz & Pav.) for health are passed down from parents to children or relatives and their immediate environment by word of mouth. Here are the efficacies of daun sirih merah according to Javanese.


  1. Hemorrhoid

Alkaloid content as anti-microbial which can kill germs. You do this by boiling 5-10 daun sirih merah. Then filter the water and drink it before it cools down. Do it 2-3 times a day on a regular basis.

  1. Diabetes

The content of terpenoids, clavicle, eugenol, and pyrene in these leaves will help insulin’s performance in regulating blood sugar levels. Boil 5-10 pieces of daun sirih merah. Then filter the water and drink it before it cools down. Do it every day on a regular basis to reduce sugar levels.

  1. Inflammation of the prostate

The antioxidant content of tannins and saponins, as well as the active substance hydroxychavicol, can repair prostate gland cells to function as usual. For the purpose, boil 3-5 young daun sirih merah. Then filter the water and drink it. Do it 3 times a day regularly and drink lots of water.

  1. Hypertension

The content of essential oils and phenols will stabilize blood pressure. Boil 3-5 daun sirih merah with 2 tablespoons honey. Filter the water and drink. Do it 2 times a day on a regular basis.

  1. Smooth Digestion

The compound content of daun sirih merah can help increase mucus production which can protect the digestive tract. Boil 3-5 pieces of daun sirih merah. Filter the water and drink. Do it once a day on a regular basis.

  1. Gastritis

The content of vitamin C and anti-septic substances can fight the germs that cause gastritis. Chew 1-2 daun sirih merah, let it stay in the mouth for 10 minutes, then discarded. Do it at least 2 times a day on a regular basis.

  1. Antidote to Cancer

The antioxidant content of eugenol can fight free radicals that enter the body. Boil 3-5 pieces of daun sirih merah until it boils. Then filter the water and drink. Do it 2-3 times a day on a regular basis.

Well, it turns out you can have many benefits out of daun sirih merah. So next time you have those 7 health problems above, find some daun sirih merah first.

Related articles:

Manfaat Daun Sirih Bagian (1): Mengupas Tanaman Sirih

Manfaat Daun Sirih Bagian (2): Sembuhkan Penyakitmu dengan Daun Sirih Hijau


Elshabrina. 2018. 33 Daun Dahsyat: Tumpas Berbagai Macam Penyakit. Yogyakarta: C-Klik Media

Suparni, Ibunda; Wulandari, Ari. 2012. Herbal Nusantara: 1001 Ramuan Tradisional Asli Indonesia. Yogyakarta: Rapha Publishing

Tilaar, Martha; dkk. The Green Science Of Jamu: Pendekatan Pragmatik untuk Kecantikan & Kesehatan. 2010. Jakarta: Dian Rakyat

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