Indonesian wild fruits are abundant. We can find them in all forests area in Indonesia. Totongoan (Debregesia longifolia) belongs to the “Urticaceae” family. The ripe fruit is red in color and has a sweet, refreshing taste, at first glance, it tastes like pear (Pyrus sp). Easy to find in areas Read more…
As a green leafy vegetable, Pohpohan is one of the underutilized vegetables in Indonesia. Pohpohan is one of the favorite menus for peoples in West Java. Even Pohpohan also often available at Sundanese restaurants. Pohpohan has usually eaten fresh as Lalab. The leaves have an astringent flavor and a menthol Read more…
The chemicals of stinging nettle trichomes are generally neurotoxins. It based on the data from the report of the research team from Australia who studied the chemical content of Dendrocnide excelsa and Dendrocnide moroides. Their data is not much different from the report of compoundchem.com using Urtica dioca as a subject.(more…)
What Happens If You Get Stung By A Nettle? here you can find an illustration of what happens when peoples stung by Pulus (Dendrocnide stimulans), the most dangerous stinging nettle in Indonesia. There is no complete information available. Since knowing Pulus More than ten years ago. I have often been stung by Pulus. And I also witnessed the peoples who were stung by Pulus. The symptoms we experienced were different. Ranging from mild to the most severe.(more…)
Is there a correlation between skin replacement with pain? What does damaged skin associated with pain? How to correlate pain when stung by nettles with one verse in the Quran above? Is skin really matter for the pain?
“… .Whenever their skin is burnt completely, We will replace it so they will ˹constantly˺ taste the punishment…”(Surah An-Nisa: verse 56)
This article is an English version from the previous publication on my Facebook. The first time I publish in the Indonesian version, peoples share many times. Pulus (Laportea stimulans), become one of most the dangerous plant in Indonesia(more…)