SURAKARTA. Traditional herbal medicine is still trusted by many people as a nutritious beverage to maintain healthy body. Even for some people, they feel not fit if not drink herbs.

Looking at the population of sellers of traditional herbal medicine (carrying) that has been greatly reduced, Rumah Zakat Facilitator in Sumber empowered village, Retno Sugiyanto took PKK Sumber and Komunitas Jamu Gendong Ibu Suparti in RW 08 to train woman in Sumber District in making herbal medicine Tuesday (09/19).

The training was held in Joglo, Sumber, Banjarsari, Surakarta, which was attended by approximately 50 people representing each Neighborhood, PKK District, and 10 members of KUBE Mapan (Joint Business Group).

Trainees thoroughly observed the process of making various traditional herbal medicines such as jamu godhokan, cabe puyang, kunir asem, beras kencur and gula asem. The enthusiasm of participants grew when each participant was asked to taste the herbal medicine, Happy face increasingly visible because all participants got by a bottle of herbal medicine at the end of the event.

“The herbal medicine is fresh, so I want to take this” said Ria Hapsari one of the participants of the event to Retno.

In her speech, Mrs. Sukarti, the head of PKK, expressed her gratitude to Rumah Zakat which is very concentrated in community empowerment.

“Thank you Rumah Zakat who has played a role in the empowerment of our citizens. Hopefully the potential of this herb continues to be developed and can help the economics of herbalists in this area (Sumber)” she said

Not only the head of PKK who appreciated this activity, chairman of RW 8,  Slametto also given a positive response.

“Alhamdulillah amid the weakening of entrepreneurial spirit of the citizens, Rumah Zakat comes with training to make traditional herbal medicine is very suitable and a great opportunity to help small traders” he said.

Newsroom/ Lailatul Istikhomah

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