This cluster aims to modernize the traditional Indonesian herbs (jamu) by using several advanced techniques including nanoencapsulation. The traditional herbs are used for medical purposes, functional food and cosmetics. The research group has also successfully extracted much purer and higher ingredient propolis from the Indonesian bee cage by using a special bio-separation process. The extract has been integrated to the commercial products such as propolis candy and soap, and the clinical tests have been performed under collaboration with medical and dentistry faculties.
Dr.Eng Muhamad Sahlan, S.Si, M.Eng