Jakarta. Local herbal supplements that boost the immune system are growing in popularity.
Indonesia is seeing more and more vaccination centers appear in major cities. But even after receiving the Covid-19 jab, we can’t just let our guard down. They must still adhere to health protocols and maintain a healthy immune system.
The Covid-19 pandemic prompted beauty giant Mustika Ratu to launch the herbal supplement Herbamuno +. The supplement uses five herbs all native to Indonesia – namely baby ginger, green chiretta, licorice, meniran cashew leaves and leaves. It acts as an immunomodulator and helps relieve fever, nausea, bloating, headaches as well as coughs, according to Mustika Ratu CEO Bingar Egidius Situmorang.
“Immunomodulatory herbal supplements can strengthen the immune system,” Egi said, during a visit to the vaccination center at the University of Indonesia campus in Depok not so long ago.
Egi said the supplement is widely used in all communities. Mustika Ratu also supplies Herbamuno + to health workers at Wisma Haji Covid-19 Hospital in Pondok Gede and Army Hospitals on the Island of Java.
“As well as vaccination centers in Jakarta, Depok, Cirebon, Tangerang, Bandung, Semarang, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Bali, Makassar, Samarinda, Madura, Palembang, Medan and other major cities,” Egidius said. .
“Herbamuno + is suitable for consumption during this pandemic. After being vaccinated, it is advisable to consume Herbamuno + as a supplement to strengthen immunity, whether for those who have received their vaccine or those who are still waiting their turn, “he added.
Mustika Ratu is working alongside the Ministry of Health to host a vaccination clinic – complete with Herbamuno + supplement – with the aim of speeding up the vaccination campaign in the Jakarta region. The vaccination post is open to residents of the company.
According to Mustika Ratu’s health division NSM Adi Sulaiman, Herbamuno + illustrates the company’s commitment to supporting the response to Covid-19. Many people also take Herbamuno + to strengthen their immune system.
“Herbamuno + is one of 14 herbal medicines currently receiving assistance from the National Food and Drug Monitoring Agency [BPOM] as an adjuvant for the treatment of Covid-19. Preparation for a clinical test at the Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital is underway, ”said Adi.
Herbamuno + is halal certified. The herbal supplement is affordable at Shopee, Tokopedia, Halodoc, and GrabHealth, as well as local convenience stores Alfamart and Indomaret.