Jamu Topical Medications (3): Lengkuas Herb to Relieve Itchiness

"Various kinds of skin problems such as acne, ringworm, warts, fungal skin, and herpes can afflict anyone. Even though it sounds like a mild disease, the arising sensation of burning and itching always tempt the hand to always scratching and eventually lead into small wounds which would present other problems. To relieve the problems, you can apply lengkuas-bases herbal "

Published by : administrator  -  10/02/2020 08:52 WIB

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Lengkuas (galangal) or in Javanese called ‘laos‘ is usually used as a cooking spice. Lengkuas has a spicy and sharp aroma that can give a distinctive taste to dishes, especially when combined with bay leaves -the dishes become even more delicious.

Many don’t know that lengkuas can also be used as a medicine for skin problems. Galangal contains about 1% essential oil, calories, carbohydrates, protein, total fat, and vitamin C. In addition, the content of flavonoids in lengkuas can boost the effect of vitamin C and antioxidants on the body (things that can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi).

Here’s how to use lengkuas for treating skin problems.


  • 40 g galangal
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp. vinegar

How to make:

Peel and wash lengkuas and garlic. Pound both ingredients into paste. Add the vinegar and heat for 5 minutes. Let it sit for a while until it is warm and then apply it on the affected areas. Do it morning and evening regularly until healed.

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