Updates on the Bajakah Tree & Medicinal Claims in Indonesia

Updates on the Bajakah Tree & Medicinal Claims in Indonesia

TrialSite News received hundreds of requests for more information about the Bajakah tree story in Indonesia. Last year, a couple of high school kids conducted an experiment finding that the indigenous tree when processed and administered to rats, eliminated a cancerous tumor. The kids won a prize and some grant money from the local Governor. A few research institutes made some noise about the affair. Does the Bajakah tree have powerful medicinal properties, or is this simply hyperbole surrounding an ancient traditional treatment? Or something else? Ultimately, the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency chimed in to set the record straight.


Back in August 2019, TrialSite News reported on the Indonesian high school students who presented their evidence that a rare native tree called a Bajakah tree had anti-cancer medicinal properties. The two students, Anggina Rafitri and Aysa Aurealya Maharani, won a gold medal at the World Invention Creativity Olympic (WICO) in Seoul, South Korea. The youths claimed they created a concoction derived from the indigenous Bajakah tree, which cured tumors in a rat in just two weeks. Central Kalimantan, Governor Sugi...

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