Jakarta. Indonesia’s Basic Health Research 2018 reported that cancer prevalence stood at 1.79 per 1,000 people nationwide. This was quite a significant increase from 2013, which only saw a cancer prevalence of 1.4 per 1,000 people.
According to a recent discussion held by the Indonesian Herbal Medicine Doctors Society (PDHMI) and herbal supplement firm Mustika Ratu, a strong immune system is key in warding off cancer.
As seen on Mustika Ratu’s official website, dr. Danang Ardiyanto told the discussion that with the high cancer prevalence, prevention is the best way to lower the disease’s burden. And thanks to its immunomodulatory properties, herbs can help strengthen one’s body’s immunity.
And at the same conference, Apt. Kusuma Westri, S. Si said that medicinal plants could play a role in the prevention and health promotion of cancer-risk people. Medicinal plants have the potential to help palliative efforts for cancer patients.
Among the herbs that are great for your immune system is ginger (zingiber officinale). Ginger is exceptionally rich in antioxidants. Dry ginger extract also has strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to the website.
Another herb that can do wonders for the immune system is green chiretta (andrographis paniculata). It helps increase IFN-y production and modulate the T-cell regulators. Green chiretta also helps relieve inflammation.
Cashew leaves (anacardium occidentale L.) also contain various active compounds such as flavonoids, anacardic acid, beta-sitosterol, cardol, linoleic acid, salicylic acid, and tannins. It also boosts lymphocyte proliferation, and comes with an antioxidant effect.
These herbs are all present in every caplet of Mustika Ratu’s herbal supplement Herbamuno+. Herbamuno+ is made of five homegrown herbs rich in health benefits — namely green chiretta, ginger, cashew leaves, licorice, and mineran leaves. It comes in a pack of 12 strips.
According to Mustika Ratu, Herbamuno+ is safe for daily consumption, both for young and old. Adults can take two-three tablets of Herbamuno+ a day.
Children between the age of 2 and 12 years old can take a tablet twice a day. Adolescents aged 12-19 years can adjust with the maximum dosage of either children (two tablets a day) or adults (four tablets a day).
Herbamuno+ is available for purchase at the local convenience stores Indomaret and Alfamart. Have Herbamuno+ delivered directly to your doorstep via digital apps like Shopee, Tokopedia, Halodoc, and GrabHealth.