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Indonesia's herbal remedies boom amid COVID fears

Sido helped by social media to lead market while Kalbe runs 2 clinical trials

In Indonesia, a mixture of ginger, turmeric and other rhizomes is said to help keep the immune system strong.   © AFP/Jiji

JAKARTA -- Indonesian producers of herbal remedies have defied the slumping economy and are upbeat about growth prospects as locals turn to them for protection against the coronavirus.

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