TEMPO.CO, Mangupura - Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) nutrition expert Professor Rizal Damanik claimed that torbangun plant contains substances that can cure people with diabetes mellitus.
"Torbangun plant is a kind of crop that is used to boost breast milk supply and this plant can be easily found in Indonesia," Prof. Rizal said in Dhyana Pura University on Saturday (22/7).
He went on by saying that Indonesian natural resources are abundant especially traditional herbs with medicinal properties just like torbangun plant. This plant has to be further promoted to people since scientific research on the use of the plant on mice has proven its efficacy to cure diabetes mellitus.
"The results of the research also reveal that the plant offers benefits for other diseases. Torbangun plant has been recognized by the government as indigenous Indonesian herbs as stipulated in Health Ministerial Regulation (Permenkes) No. 6/2016," he added.