When the Covid-19 pandemic has not shown any signs of ending, people are working continuously in various ways to avoid exposure to the virus.
Starting from using a mask, washing hands with soap, carrying a hand sanitizer supply to consuming spices.
Some people believe spices in our kitchen have properties that can increase endurance. Among us know him like turmeric, ginger, lime and honey.
However, there are still other spices that can encourage immunity turned out to be abundant sold in traditional markets.
Chairman of Jamu and Obat dan Obat Tradisional (GP Jamu) West Java Erna Setiyawati said there are other spices that have long been consumed by the community to keep the body fit or ward off diseases such as flu, cough and cold, namely bay leaves and coriander.
“If the Covid-19 period, people can consume bay leaves, coriander, ginger, and turmeric for body fitness so as not to be exposed to the Covid-19 virus,” said Erna, Saturday (16/5/2020).
It was conveyed during a talk in a live broadcast on Instagram guided by Prihantoro from Koperasi Simpan Pinjam (KSP) Sahabat Mitra Sejati.
Erna said the spice can be a useful herb to keep the body’s endurance healthy. He did not give a recommendation to the spice.
Owner of Griya Sehat Daun Mas who is a graduate of public health sciences understands very well the efficacy of spices that are often in the traditional market.
Erna says coriander, turmeric, ginger or bay leaves are easy to blend into herbs. Usually, before consumption stay boiled of course by using clean water.
“I myself have high social activities and have to leave the house. So I have to maintain endurance by drinking potions,” he said.
Nevertheless, Erna has a concoction that has been formulated in various products and can be directly consumed such as Jamstim to maintain endurance.