Indonesia is renowned with the rich culture and heritage values, which have been inherited for generations. One of the inherent traditions is the use of balms as the most potent aid to combat an illness.
As the tradition and culture, Balsem Lang is one of the balm products which have accompanied the Indonesians from generation to generation. Due to its quality, Balsem Lang always becomes the first choice of Indonesian to fight minor illnesses, such as dizziness, stiffness, joint pain, sprain, relieve shortness of breath, motion sickness, itchiness due to insect’s bites, and cold.
Specifically for cold, Balsem Lang and coining traditional treatment are two inseparable elements. The combination is believed to be potent to relieve wind from body.
To discuss Kerokan (coining treatment) further, this treatment is actually rich of Indonesian cultural & traditional values. Professor of Medicine at Universitas Negeri Solo (UNS / Solo State University), Prof. Dr. Didik Gunawan Tamtomo, dr., PAK, M.M., M.Kes. explained that Kerokan has 4M elements, i.e. Murah, Mudah, Manjur, and Mesra (Cheap, Easy, Potent, and Intimate). Such elements are close to Indonesians’ values.
The question is have we also joined in maintaining and preserving our own culture and tradition? It is a question which can only be answered by our heart and intention. One certain thing is do not immediately reach for medicine, especially when you just feel a little bit under the weather. Just use Balsem Lang as your first choice.