Jamu Temulawak for Mild Back Pain

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  25/09/2020 09:27 WIB

3 Minutes read.

Back pain is often experienced by people age 30 years and above. Most people think that most sufferers are men. In fact, it is women who are most often affected by this health problem due to bacteria or infection in the reproductive system.

Quoted from fk.unair.ac.id, back pain cases reached 7.6% – 37% of the Indonesian population, a number that is not small in percentage of the total population of Indonesia. Isti Suharjanti, dr.SpS (K) also revealed that back pain is one of the most common problems consulted to the neurology department of RSUD dr. Soetomo.

In general, back pain is due to an injury to the lumbar muscles. Muscle injuries can be caused by sudden and repetitive hip movements, such as lifting heavy weights or playing golf. Sitting too long can also be one of the triggers for the emergence of pain in someone.

Apart from the reasons previously mentioned, there are other factors that can increase a person’s chances of developing back pain, including:

  • excess weight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Pregnancy period
  • Other organ disorders

However, Jamupedia friends should need not worry. Back pain in general can heal by itself, except for back pain that has been around for a long time. To avoid chronic pain, you should take immediate action after the following symptoms appear.

  • The waist is sore and stiff as if stabbed.
  • Pain that radiates from the buttocks to the feet.
  • Difficulty moving and standing straight.
  • It really hurts.
  • Weak or numb limbs.

There are several ways to deal with back pain problems, including doing activities as usual, compressing the sore area with ice, and taking pain relievers. In addition to painkillers, we can make jamu for back pain from ginger. Here are the ingredients and how to make it.



  • 40 g temulawak (Java ginger, Curcuma zanthorrhiza )
  • 20 g Turmeric
  • 200 g daun kumis kucing/kidney tea plant (Orthosiphon aristatus)
  • 1 lt water

How to make

  1. Peel the ginger and turmeric, wash and cut into small pieces.
  2. Boil all ingredients
  3. Cool and strain the cooking water into a glass.
  4. Consume 3 times a day.



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