Orange peels turned out to be effective against Coronavirus

Orange peels turned out to be effective against Coronavirus - Since the coronavirus pandemic, Indonesian researchers have begun looking for alternative natural supplements that can ward off COVID-19. If previously empon-empon was believed to be able to fight COVID-19, now there is an orange peel.

Well, since Indonesia first announced a positive case of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 on March 2, 2020, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto urged the public not to panic. Minister of Health Terawan actually asks the community to maintain immunity, and manage stress.

Meanwhile, the public was also invited to recall the Healthy Living Movement Movement program, . When applying HLMM, one of which is the invitation to eat fruit and vegetables. Yes, eating fruit and vegetables can increase immunity.

Orange peels turned out to be effective against Coronavirus
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From there, Indonesian researchers began to show their teeth to find a way to fight COVID-19. One of them relies on fruits that grow a lot in Indonesia, namely oranges.

Research teams from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (UI), Pharmacy UI, Tropical Biopharmaca Study Center (TropBRC), Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) IPB University and the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) IPB University conducted bioinformatics research, to find compounds that have the potential to fight COVID-19. 

The mixture is a class of flavonoids, one of which is hesperidin. Hesperidin is allegedly able to provide protection against microbes and viruses.

So, where is the hesperidin compound obtained from? Professor of IPB University, who is also the Head of the Center for Tropical Biopharmaca (TropBRC), Prof. Irmanida Batubara revealed, hesperidin compounds are found in orange peels. At home, you can consume orange juice along with the skin that has been washed clean.

"It will taste a little bitter. Now hold a little bit of bitter taste, because this shows that hesperidin is in it," said Prof. Irmanida, through a written statement received by Barokong.

But there are more fun ways when you eat orange peels. Remember not with infused water? Yes, you can make infused water from orange peels. Later some of the compounds from the orange peel will dissolve in water. So no need to worry about missing nutrients.

Because oranges have various types, which oranges are the most effective against COVID-19? Prof. Irmanida said all kinds of oranges contain hesperidin. "So it does not have to be a citrus fruit; we can also use the skin of lime, lemon, and other citrus varieties," he added.

Apart from the orange peel against COVID-19, you must continue to do physical distancing, and improve personal hygiene. Eat other nutritious foods to maintain immunity, wash hands with soap, stay at home, and others. The reason, maintaining health is indeed essential to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 so that it is not increasingly worrisome.

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