Fingerroot is known as "temu kunci" in Indonesian

by JAMU by Dana Safia

Fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda, belongs to the ginger family called, Zingiberaceae. It is thus in the same family as the ginger, galangal, and turmeric. Spread throughout Southeast Asia, it is used both as traditional medicine as well as a very common ingredient in the local cuisines. 

It has shown to possess anti-allergic, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiulcer activities and also aids in wound healing. It is one of the many ingredients we use in both our Men's and Women's JAMU.

Fingerroot is a vital ingredient used in many Asian countries and also used as a condiment in food. Traditionally it is used for the treatment of various illnesses as a tonic for childbirth, preventive remedy for leucorrhea and beauty aid for teenage girls. Rhizomes are used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. 

Leaves are used for alleviating poisoning and allergies. It is also used to cure infections.

The plant is either perennial or biennial that has tall leaves and pink to purple flowers. 

Today, Fingerroot is cultivated throughout Southeast Asia, usually on smaller farms and in household gardens. Fingerroot is used in the traditional Indonesian tonic known as jamu where it is combined with any of several other ingredients ranging from royal jelly to tamarind. 

Study shows that the isolated bioactive compounds found in fingerroot helps to treat various diseases, such as:  

  • Prevents cavity and tooth decay
  • Treats ulcers
  • Prevents colon and breast cancer
  • Helps to accelerate wound healing 
  • Treats gastrointestinal diseases (such as stomach ache, diarrhoea, flatulence, dyspepsia and colic disorder)
  • Has antiviral properties 
  • Helps with sexual dysfunction

Enjoy the benefits with just a shot a day - get your bottle of JAMU by Dana Safia.