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Red ginger widely used in Indonesia as fears about Coid-19 grows

Demand for red ginger supplements has increased sharply lately, amid growing fears about the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, as people believe the plant can boost the immune system, a senior executive of a pharmaceutical company has said. Publicly listed Kalbe Farma has increased production of the herbal supplement made from red ginger extract by about 50 percent to meet the increase in demand for such supplements, the company’s president director Vidjongtius said.

The Jakarta Post , Thu, March 12, 202