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Herbal remedies for Antihistaminic and Anti-influenza

Herbal remedies for Antihistaminic and Anti-influenza
Actually, since long time ago, nature has given solution for several human diseases. Because it is not practice enough, although it more save, that natural medicine has hauled by synthetic medicine. But together with dispread of synthetic medicine side effects, natural medicine, now being glanced again.

Several synthetic medicines have scaled off, as doctor and pharmacist knowledge increase of synthetic medicines side effect. One newest news, a indication that there are several antihistaminic and anti-influenza medicines that have circulated to the market and being infatuated by people, obviously can increase blood pressure and causes stroke for long term usage. Because there are some chemical compounds which in America and Singapore they have been banned, like phenyl propanolamine and PPA. The medicine with PPA user get complicated dilemma between scientific reality and experience. That medicine is good and being sold freely, but it is dangerous.

But don’t be worry, there is a better and more save solution being offered by nature. Several proofs show that since ancient centuries, human being can cure many diseases by take advantage of some herbs. Unfortunately it ingredient/recipes are not being documented enough. We have loss many of them. But we have to be grateful because some are still exist until now.


Influenza for example, commonly it has indications like, headache, rheumatic, perspired, fever with cough and cold. So that symptom have been recoverable, and then in medicating, we must find herbs that have benefit as analgesic, antipyretic, roboransia (body fresher), and stomachic.

It’s not difficult to get that herbs around us. You can find it in your garden, yard and field. Some of them are:

  • Analgesic Sembung leaf (Blumea balsamifera), papaya leaf (carica papaya), clove (Syzygiumaromaticum), turmeric rhizome (Curcuma domestica) and kencur rhizome (Kaempferia galangal).

  • Antipyretic Cardamon fruit (Amomum cardamomum), Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola), Belimbing wuluh (Averrhoa bilimbi), Bangle rhizome (Zingiber cassumunar), gelatin/cincau leaf (Cyclea barbata) and Cocor bebek leaf (Kalanchole pinnata).

  • stomachic Celery leaf (Apium graveolens), Sambiloto leaf (Andrographis paniculata), temulawak rhizome (Curcum xanthorriza), gelatin/cincau leaf (Cyclea barbata) and Bitter melon/Momordica fruit (Momordica charantia).

  • Roboransia Prickly spinach leaf (Amaranthus spinosus) Kencur rhizome (Kaempheria galangal), Mengkudu fruit (Morinda citrifolia), and Bitter melon/Momordica fruit (Momordica charantia).


To cure cough, as a first step, we have to find herbs that has benefit to kill kuman (antiseptic), anti-inflammation, expectorant, hypnotic and analgesic. Some of them are:
  • Antiseptic sembung leaf (Blumea balsamifera), papaya leaf (carica papaya), ketumbar (Coriandum sativum) and pomegranate bark (Punica granatum).
  • Expectorant. Sambiloto leaf (Andrographis paniculata), Temulawak rhizome (Curcum xanthorriza), Wungu leaf (Grapthophyllum pictum), and cardamom fruit (Amomum cardamomum)
  • Hypnotic Kangkung leaf (Ipomoea aquatica), Nutmeg fruit (Myristica fragrans), and Wati leaf (Piper methysticum)

  • Analgesic Poko leaf (Mentha arvensis) and Kelor/ Merunggai leaf (Moringa oleifera).

Ofcorus by consume that herbs above, medical not fast as when you drink synthetic medicines. It need more times patience, regularity and also a proportional composition in usage. But, relatively, traditional herbal medicines are more save, especially from negative effect of usage. So why not try it?

Table 1. Herbal for Cough Medicine

Herb Usage Indication
Carrot (Daucus carota) Rasp and press carrot, add ¾ glass of boiled water, drink it twice a day protein, carbohydrate, Vitamin A, Glutation, Beta carotene.
Men kudu (Morinda Citrifolia) press men kudu and citrus, add 2 glasses of hot water, filter it and drink tree times a day. Morin don, Morin din, metal, acetyl, capril acid, soranyidiol
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) roasted and bruised a ginger, boil it with fennel, cinnamon, clove and palm sugar. Filter and drink it tree times a day, 4 tablespoon for adult and 2 tablespoon for kid. gingerol, volatile oil, esin, starch and sugar.
Citrus (Citrus aurantifolia) mix citrus extract with honey and drink it citrate acid, amino acid, volatile oil, vitamin B1
Aloe Vera cut aloe vera in small pieces, and then mix with honey, drink it tree times a day, one teaspoon aloin, barbaloin, isobarbaloin, betabarbaloin, resin
Saga (Abrus precatorius) Boil saga leaf, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, pulasari, onion, and sugar, filter it and drink it tree times a day, 10 tablespoon for adult, and a tablespoon for kids. saponin, glisirisin, abrin, and flavonoid.
Sembung (Blumea balsamifera) Slice sembung leaf and Caraway leaf, boil them with clove, kemukus, fennel, cinnamon, and cardamom with 3 glasses of water until it left over 2 ½ glasses. Drink it tree times a day, 8 tablespoon for adult, and 1-5 tablespoon for kid tannin, glycoside, volatile oil
Betel vine (Piper betle) 5 betel vines leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and Kemukus being boiled. Drink it tree times a day, 8 tablespoon for adult, and 1-5 tablespoon for kid Volatile oil, glycoside, tannin.
Belimbing Wuluh (Averrhoa bilimbi) Boil a full hand of belimbing wuluh flowers and sugar with a glass of water, until it left over ½ glass. Drink it in the morning and afternoon oksalat acid and kalium
Meniran (Phyllanthus niruri) 3-7 complete meniran tree being pound softly. Boil with 3 tablespoon of water. Add it with a tablespoon of honey. Drink it all at once kalium, mineral, filantin, and resin.
Kencur (Kaempferia galangal) Kencur being chewed camphor, borneol, cineol, alcohol

Table 2. Herbal for Influenza Medicine

Herb Usage Indication
Lempuyang (Zingiber aromaticum) Lempuyang, ginger, turmeric, lengkuas and palm sugar being pounded and boiled. Drink it tree times a day.Xerumbon, humulena, limonena
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) ginger being chewed, add to a glass of strong tea. Add egg yolk, palm sugar, and citrus extract. Drink it all at once when still warm. volatile oil, gingerol, resin, starch
Cardamom fruit (Amomum cardamomum) cardamom fruit, cinnamon, betel vine and sugar being boiled with a glass of water, drink it tree times a day. terpineol, terpynyl, acetate, cineol, borneol, chamfer.
Citrus (Citrus aurantifolia) citrus being roasted, and pressed. Add it extract with ½ teaspoon of eucalyptus oil, and Gambier. Mix and drink it regularly. limonene, linalin acetate, geranil acetate, fellandren and citrate
Antanan (Centella asiatica) a full hand of antanan leaves being pounded to get it extract, add a little salt, and drink it valarin, heteroside, pectin, resin, volatile oil.
Kamboja Flower (Plumeria acuminata) boil kamboja flower in earthen cooking pot, add its water with palm sugar. Mix and drink it. triterpenoid amyrin, lupeol, resin.
Sembung (Blumea balsamifera) a full hand of sembung leaf being boiled with a glass of water, add sugar and honey, and then drink it. tannin, glycoside, volatile oil
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) rasp coconut and kencur (Kaempferia galangal, add a water and press it. Drink once a day. calories, askorbat acid, vitamin C.
Carrot (Daucus carota) rasp carrot, add piterceli and pounded jeruk bali. Get it extract and drink it. protein, carbohydrate, vitamin A, glutathione, beta carotene.
Kencur (Kaempferia galangal) Kencur and 2 kemukus leaves being pounded add a vew of water. Apply it around nose camphor, borneol, cineol, alcohol

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