Suket Teki to Heal Wounds

"Suket teki (purple nutsedge) becomes popular since it was included into a song lyric by Didi Kempot. Once Suket teki was regarded as an invasive plant whose presence is not expected and worth only to be destroyed. Not many know that this so-called weed actually has medicinal properties"

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  25/06/2020 09:33 WIB

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Suket teki (Cyperus rotundus, also known as purple nutsedge, Java grass, or coco grass) can easily be found in rice fields, gardens, or vacant lots. If you happen live near rice fields, suket teki are often cleared because they interfere with the growth of the main plant. If it grows in empty lands, it will only be trampled because it has no use except as fodder for livestock.

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In fact, suket teki has medical benefits for our health. It contains a variety of wholesome chemical substances, including flavonoids, alkaloids, starch, tannins, and glycosides. In addition, suket teki also have pharmacological properties as anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, antimicrobial, antibacterial.

One of the properties of suket teki is to heal wounds. If you fall and wounded, you can make a wound herb from suket teki. Dr. Titiek Berniyanti drg., M.Kes and her team has conducted research related to the efficacy of suket teki to heal wounds. He stated that the plant was very effective in curing toothaches, swollen gums, mouth sores, and healing new wounds. The content in suket teki turned out to be effective for blood clotting.

Treating wounds with suket teki is easy. You just take a handful of the leaves and then pound them into paste. Then rub the paste on the injured body parts.



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