5 Spices whose Prices Increase Drastically

Well, friend, do you know that the Covid 19 pandemic has a bad impact on some people, especially for the economy. It turns out that there are several parties who feel benefited? In fact, it is on the rise among others.

One of them is a spice farmer. Yups, because the spices or empon-empon plants during this pandemic were on the rise, aka the prices went up fantastically, automatically the farmers were on the rise too.

So, what are the growing plants? These are the five spices or empon-empon plants that are on the rise today. Previously slumping was not considered, now all are looking for and fighting over each other.

1. Kencur


Kencur or called Kaempferia galanga in Latin, belongs to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae).

In the past, this plant was not given much attention, even the owner was lazy to take care of it (this said my mother who is a farmer, GanSist). Previously, the price of this kencur was very cheap, only 3,000 - 10,000 per kilo (from farmers to middlemen), while for consumers it was only 9,000 - 15,000 per kg. So, since this pandemic the price has risen drastically, which is 30,000 -50,000 per kilo (from farmers to middlemen), while the price for consumers is 60,000-90,000 per kilo.

in tropical and subtropical climates this plant can grow. The distribution areas are generally in Asia, including in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, China and Japan.

Maybe because kencur is believed to be able to treat colds, relieve throat, cough and flu. That is why many are looking for it so it is expensive.

Well, what about GanSist, the price is really fantastic, right, now?

2. Ginger


Plants that used to have no price, are now on the rise, namely ginger, the Latin name is Zingiber officinale. Ginger is a rhizome plant known as a spice and medicinal ingredient. The rhizome is shaped like fingers that bulge in the middle sections.

In the past, this ginger was very cheap, around 4,000 - 8,000 from farmers to middlemen. Since this pandemic, it has increased from 25,000, then decreased to 21,000, then it has increased again, now 32,000 in my village, from farmers to middlemen. And reportedly in other areas there are up to 40,000 rupiah. For prices to consumers, I don't understand. Because I only sell it to middlemen.

This ginger has a predominantly spicy taste. The cause is a ketone compound called zingeron.

Ginger can be used as an inflammatory drug, soothe a coughing throat. Also warm the body. I really like drinking ginger when I cough. My throat is relieved.

3. Red Ginger

Red Ginger

This red ginger is different from regular ginger. Different colors. This red ginger is red. The price is more expensive than regular ginger.

The Latin name for this red ginger is Zingiber officinale rubrum variety. It is also a type of rhizome plant that is well known for its use as a medicinal and spice plant.

The price of red ginger used to be, the price of red ginger was only Rp. 40.0000 per kg. Well, since this pandemic the price is really fantastic, which is worth 100,000 per kg. Wow, what an increase.

Apart from being able to treat sore throat and cold cough, red ginger can treat rheumatism, because it has flavonoids.

How about GanSist, interested in red ginger nanem?

4. Temulawak


The fourth is ginger. Temulawak is from Javanese, while the Latin language is Curcuma zanthorrhiza. This Temulawak belongs to the group of discoveries.

This plant originated from Indonesia, especially Java Island, and then spread to several places in the biogeographic region of Malaysia.

This plant in West Java (Sunda) is called koneng gede, while in Madura it is called temu labak.

Temulawak was also very cheap, only worth 2,000 per kilo from farmer to middleman. Meanwhile, the consumer costs 10,000 per kg.

So, since this pandemic the price has really made our eyes wide open, the price is 30,000 - 40,000 thousand per kg from farmer to middleman. Meanwhile, the price for consumers is 50,000 - 60,000 per kg.

The increase in the price of ginger has really made mouths gape. Imagine from the price of 2,000, now it reaches 60,000 per kg. How fantastic, right?

5. Turmeric


The fifth plant that is on the rise is turmeric or if the Javanese are called turmeric. Has the Latin name Curcuma longa Linn.

Turmeric is also a spice plant or empon-empon originating from Southeast Asia. Is a traditional medicine too. In fact, in ancient times, if a family member had a fever, they must have made a potion from turmeric.

Usually grated turmeric, then squeezed with warm boiled water, then mixed with honey, and drunk for those with fever. Usually, the fever immediately drops.

Turmeric is almost the same as ginger, it's just smaller in size and more yellow in color.

The price of turmeric used to be very cheap, which was only around 5,000 - 10,000 per kg. Whereas now 63,000 kg.

Well, it is evident that nowadays traditional plants or native Indonesian plants are in need. The benefits are extraordinary. Can be an antidote to diseases that are considered dangerous.

Many also make a mixture of kencur, ginger, red ginger, ginger, and turmeric, all cut into small pieces, then boiled with brown sugar. It feels great and makes the body warm.

Well, friends, traditional medicine really shouldn't be underestimated. There are so many benefits. So, even when conditions like this, there are many who need and seek. Deh rising leaves, native Indonesian plants.

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