5 Benefits of Purwoceng You Need to Know
The benefits of purwoceng to increase stamina and sexual arousal are probably well known, especially in Indonesia. However, not only that, this very popular plant in the Dieng area also has a variety of other benefits that are good for health.
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Benefits of Purwoceng
Purwoceng or purwaceng (Pimpinella pruatjan) is a type of herbal plant that grows a lot in the highlands. Almost all parts of purwoceng can be used as traditional medicine, but what is most often consumed is the root.
Purwoceng has now been widely processed in the form of supplements or herbal drinks, such as herbs or tea. When you consume it, there are several benefits of purwoceng that you might get, including:
1. Increase Sexual Arousal and Male Vitality
So far, the benefits of purwoceng are often associated with male sexual performance. This is not without reason. According to a number of studies, purwoceng root seems to have an aphrodisiac effect on men so it is thought to be able to arouse sexual desire and increase male vitality or sexual performance.
In fact, laboratory studies have shown that purwoceng can increase the production and performance of the hormone testosterone and improve sperm count and quality. However, the effectiveness of purwoceng is still unclear in humans and needs further research.
2. Counteract The Effects of Free Radicals
Damage to body cells due to free radicals is one of the factors that can increase the risk of premature aging and various chronic health problems, such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Purwoceng is known to contain a variety of bioactive compounds that have antioxidant properties, such as flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and phenolic acids. These antioxidants play an important role in preventing and repairing damage to body cells due to exposure to free radicals.
3. Helps Treat Infections
Not only producing antioxidant activity, the flavonoid and phenolic compounds contained in purwoceng also have antibacterial properties, especially to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, and Escherichia coli bacteria.
Thanks to these benefits, purwoceng is claimed to be able to help treat bacterial infections in the urinary tract, respiratory tract and digestive tract. Not only can it eradicate bacteria, purwoceng is also known to prevent and eradicate the Candida albicans fungus.
4. Reduce Inflammation
Apart from having antioxidant and antibacterial properties, purwoceng is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, the benefits of purwoceng are also claimed to be good for helping the wound healing process, relieving canker sores, reducing pain and swelling, as well as preventing and alleviating damage to organs, such as the liver.
5. Inhibiting The Growth of Cancer Cells
Laboratory studies show that purwoceng roots, which are rich in antioxidants, seem to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, such as breast cancer. However, the efficacy of purwoceng as a drug to prevent or treat cancer still needs further research.
Until now, there has been no research showing that purwoceng can replace the role of chemotherapy drugs or radiation therapy as a cancer treatment.
In addition to the various benefits above, purwoceng is also claimed to have various other benefits, such as helping relieve symptoms of colds and aches and pains, increasing urination, and preventing the formation of kidney stones.
So that the benefits of purwoceng can be felt optimally, make sure the purwoceng consumed is genuine. When processed into tea or herbal medicine, purwoceng has a slightly spicy taste.
Although purwoceng has various benefits, it is important to understand that the effectiveness and safety of purwoceng as a herbal medicine to treat certain diseases still needs further research.
Therefore, if you want to try using purwoceng as an herbal medicine to treat certain diseases, you should consult your doctor first, especially if you are currently undergoing treatment from a doctor. (ADV)