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Natural Herbs for Traditional Therapy
Indonesia possesses great potentials from its environment. With vast area consisting of 17.000 islands, occupying six million squares of exclusive economic zone and the unique nature make Indonesia to have the world's largest biologically diverse environment. There are more than 30.000 species of herbs found in all over Indonesian archipelago.
Indonesian people are familiar with the use of natural herbs for various uses including to cure diseases and to maintain their health. The Ministry of Research and Development and the Ministry of Trade highlight the importance of:
The use of medicinal herbs for maintaining health and the potentials to export natural herbs from Indonesia. People all over the world and from different cultures have been using natural ingredients for cosmetics and to maintain health as well. Natural herbs have been recognized as the source of medicinal cures long Before the Christ.