Secang wood is often processed into wedang secang drinks by Javanese people. In addition to warm the body, wedang secang turns out to save a myriad of other healthy properties that are a pity if missed. Indeed, what are the benefits of secang wood? Come on, find out the answer in the following review.
Get acquainted with secang plants
Secang plants are a type of thorny tree with small leaves. Secang fruit at a glance is similar to Chinese petai which is greenish in color, but discarding the sapphire will turn brown when cooked. In addition, there is a yellow or orange flower at its peak.
This plant has the Latin name Caesalpinia sappan or Biancaea sappan and thrives in Indonesia, India and Malaysia. The part of the plant which is most often used is pith, which is the inside of a log.
Benefits and benefits of secang wood for body health
The active ingredient in wood is believed to treat various diseases, such as diabetes, skin diseases, diarrhea, and dysentery. The following are the potential benefits of secang wood for body health, as quoted from an article written by Shrishailappa Badami and colleagues from J.S.S Collage of Pharmacy.
One of the benefits of secang wood that has been widely studied is its antitumor properties. Water extract from stem wood secang with an additional 50% ethanol was reported to inhibit tumor cell development in lab rats.
Tumors are abnormal cell tissue development. There are tumors that are benign, but some are malignant and cancerous.
Bacterial infections are one of the most common causes of infectious diseases. Well, one of the benefits of secang wood according to several studies is to improve the work of the body's immune system to fight various types of bacteria. For example Basil subtilis (causes of vomiting /gastroenteritis), Staphylococcus aureus (causes of bacteremia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and skin diseases), Salmonella typhi (causes of typhoid), and E. coli (causes of diarrhea and general digestive disorders).
The potential benefits of secang wood against bacteria are known to occur when secang water is added with 95% ethanol as an essential oil solvent.
3. Anti-inflammatory and stimulates the immune system
Based on research, secang stem wood can be anti-inflammatory. Among the 130 herbal medicines tested, secang wood is an herbal medicine that can prevent inhibition of hyaluronidase activity, a protein that is genetically designed to cause inflammation.
In addition, the antioxidant content of Brazilin can improve immune function in mice.
4. Lowering blood sugar and maintaining liver health
In a study, secang wood extract can improve glucose metabolism in mice with hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a condition when the sugar level in the body is below normal. In addition, Brazilian compounds are also believed to protect and maintain liver function to continue to be healthy.
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