WOMEN SELLING HERBS

WOMEN SELLING HERBS

As is known with the presence of herbs that have been widely known and formulated since pre-history, this is evident from the discovery of stone equipment from the Mesolithic and Neolithic times in the form of lumping which is commonly used to mix herbs. - From the literature, it can be seen that reliefs about concocting herbs are also found in Karmawipangga reliefs on the Borobudur temple, reliefs of Brambang Temple in the Prambanan temple complex, Panataran temple, Sukuh temple, and Tegowangi, as well as the Perot, Haliwangbang and Kadadu temple inscriptions. - The herbal medicine is old, because written evidence of the use of herbs is found on palm leaves using ancient Javanese, sanskrit and Balinese. - Whereas the most complete primbon about the new herbal medicine was written on the Centhini fiber written on the orders of Kanjeng Gusti Adipati Anom Amengkunegoro III who ruled Surakarta in 1820-1823 AD While the Kaoro Bap Djampi-Djampi fiber or writings on Jamu written in 1858 AD contained 1734 potions Djampi or herbal medicine. - Furthermore, the Majapahit era, herbal medicine became the king's great drink. Only at the end of the Majapahit period, Raden Fatah, who is also the successor of the descendants of Brawijaya V, began promoting herbal medicine as a science in the sacred order of the palace life summarized in the book "Kawruh Djampi" in Jogjakarta and Surakarta, thus making herbal medicine begin to reach the lower classes. - Two hundred years later, now, in an increasingly modern situation, in Yogyakarta women who sell herbs that go from house to house are hard to find anymore. Moreover, the seller of herbs who walk. - But women who sell herbs from house to house using a bicycle or motorcycle can still be found. - And I met a woman who sold herbs around from house to house using a motorcycle on the slopes of Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta.

 

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