During the Pandemic, Experts Encourage the Use of Herbs to Increase Body Endurance

Suara.com – Increasing endurance is one of the efforts to prevent the COVID-19 infection that lurks during the pandemic.

One way that can be done is to use herbal plants that are abundant in Indonesia.

This was revealed by Inspector I of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) Tepy Age MPhil Phd, in a guest lecture of the Faculty of Pharmacy Unhas which was held virtually.

He explained, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many new symptoms were felt when infected with the virus. For this reason, it is very necessary to make efforts to increase the immune system so that the body is not prone to infection when doing activities outside the home.

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Illustration of Spices for Herbal Drinks (Pixabay/ExplorerBob)
Illustration of Spices for Herbal Drinks (Pixabay/ExplorerBob)

“During the pandemic, not only by getting enough rest and eating nutritious food, but there are many things to do such as exercising and taking the time to bask in the sun to absorb enough energy and vitamins,” he said.

He said apart from doing physical activity, taking supplements or traditional medicine.

As in the herbal ingredients of turmeric, temulawak, ginger, bitter, guava, or meniran leaves which are also very effective in maintaining the body’s immunity or defending the body from foreign attacks, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and so on.

“Our bodies are very complex by integrating with each other. This is commonly called autoimmune, ie when a person’s immune system or immune system does not function properly, the body will experience a disease that can cause death,” he said.

Having a good immune system is an effort to deal with COVID-19, said the Unhas Pharmacy Alumni.

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He explained that BPOM was included in the task force for the acceleration of handling COVID-19, playing a role in efforts to build communication and provide information and education to the public.