Citing WHO data (2005), approximately 80 percent of world population uses herbal medicine ever. In Indonesia, as part of a medicinal herb or herbal concoction has been accepted and used widely by the public in the context of health care. According to data from Health Research Association (2010), approximately 59.12 percent of the population of Indonesia ever eating herbs and 95.6 percent of them felt the efficacy of herbs for health.
“This suggests a shift toward community interest in the concept of back to nature. As a country with the wealth of the world’s second largest biodiversity, Indonesia has about 30,000 species of plants and of that number as many as 9600 proved efficacious as a medicine, but we use is still very limited, “Vice Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Ali Gufron Mukti, MSc., PhD., such as release received Legal, Thursday (17/11/2011).