Kitchenesia.com - Jamu is a traditional Indonesian drink that has been widely known for its usefulness. Of the various types of herbal medicine out there, one of the most preferred is saffron-colored rice or in Indonesian term commonly known as jamu beras kencur.
Not without reason why this type of herbal medicine is much-loved, one of them because saffron-colored rice has many health benefits for the body.
Despite the name of saffron-colored rice, this drink turns out to be made from a mixture of various ingredients.
This sweet herbal medicine with strong herbal aroma is made from ginger, tamarind, palm sugar, and pandan leaves.
All of these ingredients not only make this herbal taste unique and unique, but also increase its usefulness.
Below are some of the benefits of saffron-colored rice based on information reported from medicalnewsbulletin.com that you need to know about.
1. Relieve cough with phlegm
Did you know that drinking a cup of saffron-colored rice can help relieve coughing up phlegm?
It turns out that the saffron-colored rice has long been known as a traditional medicine used to treat cough with phlegm, as well as ginger.
Even so, further research is still needed to find out the workings and doses of saffron-colored rice herbs that are safe and effective for curing phlegm cough.
2. Relieve diarrhea
In addition to the benefits above, based on research in the International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences saffron-colored rice is efficacious to relieve diarrhea. That is because the content of cytotoxic and antibacterial substances in it.
3. Maintain blood sugar levels
Another benefit of herbal medicine is that it helps maintain blood sugar levels to remain normal. For people with diabetes, drinking saffron-colored rice can help control blood sugar levels.
As with the previous point, further research is still needed to determine its effectiveness because the research so far has only been done on a small scale. So, further research is needed to test the benefits and safety.
4. Increase appetite in children
In addition to some of the above, saffron-colored rice also helps increase a child's appetite. So, if your child has a bad appetite, you can give him a glass of warm or cold saffron-colored rice. This drink is also said to cure body aches, colds, colic, and fever.
Although research related to the efficacy of saffron-colored rice herbal medicine is still limited until now, there have been many cases that prove the benefits of saffron-colored rice medicine. All in all, if you prefer to buy ready-to-drink saffron-colored rice, remember to always ensure the composition of ingredients in it.