The Zingiberaceae family of plants (the ginger family), of which there are more than 400 varieties, is widely known for medicinal potency – the basic cure-all in medicinal practices of India and Indonesia. Most of the 400 species are used as sources of indigenous medicines, vegetables, food flavors, spices, dyes, condiments as well as ornamentals. Compound K contains three differing varieties of Zingiberaceae: Galanga, Temu Lawak, and Kunyit Kuning.
Galanga is a more prominent root from the ginger family. Galanga is also a well known official drug throughout Asia, as an holistic gift of nature not only for medicinal uses, but also culinary, and cosmetic use. A potent anti-carcinogen, it possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-fungal,
anti-diabetic, antibacterial, anti-ulcer, immuno-stimulating, antioxidant, anti-amoebic, anti-dermatophytic and many other important properties. Galangal is a free radical scavenger, exhibiting strong super-oxide, anion-scavenging activity.
Temu Lawak: Traditionally, temu lawak has been used for both food and medicinal purposes. The atsiri oil from Temu Lawak contains curcuminoid, the main component of rhizome of Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb. Temu lawak is highly antimicrobial against Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, and more. Two of the most anti-cancer components of temu lawak are curcumoid and xanthorrizol.
Kunyit Kuning In Ayurvedic practices, Kunyit Kuning (turmeric) is used to treat a variety of internal disorders, such as indigestion, throat infections, common colds, or liver ailments, as well as topically to cleanse wounds or treat skin sores. Kunyit kuning is antifungal and antibacterial. Kunyit is also highly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and plays an important role in prevention and treatment of various illnesses ranging notably from cancer to autoimmune, neurological, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. When combined with the other three ingredients in Compound K, the anti-pathogenic qualities of kunyit kuning are greatly amplified.
Piper Nigrum (black pepper) or “piperine.’’ Piperine has also been found to increase the absorption of many medicines, (especially those of the ginger family) and has proven bio-availability (fully digestible) enhancing activity of many medicines and nutrients. Piperine exhibits wide spectrum therapeutic potential – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-larval, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, and much more. Piper Nigrum’s most important quality is that when combined with other bio-active compounds (e.g. herbs and roots) the action of those other medicines is greatly amplified. We at BSI generally request the patient not consume black pepper with meals and foods, so as not to dilute the processes of our medicines, to not to amplify foods and chemicals that are not beneficial for healing.
Food as medicine, rather than food as the cause of disease.