Food

Pasak Bumi

Superfood powders of Indonesia
Plants that make a difference

Superfood powders are a big thing in a nutrition now, and Indonesia has some of them that have amazing benefits and don’t cost a fortune like they do in the West. From slipping a little moringa into smoothies or switching up a breakfast builders brew for Manggis, potent powders of the health food variety are sneaking their way into our day to day diets. Ina three peace article we will ex- plain which powders deserve to be on your nutrition list.

≈ Pasak Bumi or long jack plant Longjack allows you to enjoy the benefits of a testosterone boost without all the ugly side effects of exogenous testosterone replacement. And the increase in testosterone level leads to higher libido, a boost in energy and vitality, increases bone mineral density and improves cognitive function. Longjack is a rare herb found only in the lush virgin tropical rainforest of Indonesia call Eurycoma Longifolia Jack or pasak bumi.

≈ Jahe putih or white ginger
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We have all experienced unrelenting nausea at some point or another. At these times, your first instinct may be to turn to over the counter medications; however, ginger works as a simple, effective antidote. Modern re- search later confirmed that ginger reduces nausea and vomiting from multiple causes: morning sickness, postoperative upset, chemotherapy treatments, and motion sickness. It also reduces pain and inflammation, mak- ing it valuable in managing arthritis, head- aches, and menstrual cramps.

≈ Moringa
Bali Pocket 015 February_page88_image78Powdered moringa leaf packs in 13 essential vitamins and minerals and all nine amino acids It is also rich in iron, which makes it especially suitable for vegetarians, vegans and anyone deficient in this mineral. Moringa has a similar taste as spinach, so it works well in sauces, stews and soups, not to mention green juices. It supports brain health and cognitive functions because of its antioxidant and neuro-enhancer activities. It has also been tested as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease with favourable preliminary results.■

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