Mawar Merah: The Lovely Flower to Treat Measle

"Measles is a type of dangerous disease caused by a virus. In fact, measles is also a disease that contributes to the death rate every year. Measles attacks children and toddlers, people with chronic diseases, and people with weak immune systems. WHO recorded there are about 110,000 cases of death caused by measles"

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  10/02/2020 08:18 WIB

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Vaccination is a way to prevent anyone from getting measles. Measles vaccination is recommended for ages ranging from 9 months up to15 years of age. This because there are several steps that must be done to perfect the vaccination process.


Even though you have received measles vaccination, it is possible that you can still get measles. Doctor Meta Hanindita, SpA from RSUD Dr. Soetomo Hospital Surabaya explained that the protective effect of vaccination generally cannot reach 100%. Immunization is only intended to reduce the number of complications due to bacterial or viral attack, not to provide 100% protection.

An article on the alodokter.com explains that there is no specific treatment for measles. Usually measles can be cured within 7-10 days. However, there are several things you can do to reduce the symptoms of measles, such as taking medication, cleaning your eyes, consuming lots of water, taking a warm shower, and consuming jamu.

In the book Jamu Jawa Asli Darmi, it is mentioned that there are several herbs to treat measles, including mawar merah (red roses). It’s easy to make.


  • 15 mawar merah
  • 5 cup water

How to make

  1. Boil the roses until the water reduces to approximately 2 cups.
  2. Strain and cool the herbs
  3. The mawar merah herb consumption.

The drinking dose between children and adults is different. Children only need 2 times a day with a dose of 1 teaspoon, while adults drink 2 times a day with a dose of 1 cup.

Although there is no specific medication to treat measles, you can always try alternative medicine to speed up the healing process. And mawar merah is worth a try, as it isn’t that hard to find it around us.



Tim Penyusun Yayasan Pengelolaan Obat Tradisional Indonesia. Jamu Jawa Asli Darmi. Jakarta: Yayasan Pengelolaan Obat Tradisional Indonesia