Ayam Cemani from Indonesia: Health Benefits or Magical Power?
What Is Cemani Chicken from Indonesia?
Perceived Health Benefits of Cemani Chicken from Indonesia
- Treating Sprained MuscleCemani chicken is believed to contain a special oil, which can treats inner wounds and muscle problems like twister muscles. You can obtain the oil by boiling the chicken into thick broth. However, no scientific analysis had been conducted to confirm the contents and the health benefits of cemani chicken oil.
- Enhancing Male VitalityThe local community of Indonesia also believes that cemani chicken has some proprerties for male vitality. You can get enhanced sexual vitality by taking the chicken’s blood orally (ups....!). The chicken’s egg also have similar properties. Get optimum benefits by adding some drops of honey and kencur (kaempferia galanga).
Popular Myths on the Benefits of Cemani Chicken
- Enhancing FortuneCan you change, or even enhance, your fortune by means of a chicken? It is hardly believable, right? However, many people believe so when it comes to cemani chicken. They believe that you can enhance your fortune only by storing an egg. Some people even believe that you can get good fortune just by growing the chicken in your house. This may sound mystic, but the truth is, the blacker the chicken is, the most expensive its price.
- Supernatural PowerElder people said that royal families in the history grew cemani chicken since it can provides the king with supernatural power. It can serve a medium to transfer magical or supernatural power. Therefore, the local people believed that learning an occult science would be easier when you serve ayam cemani before. In fact, supernatural power is often related to illogical things. So, no scientific studies had supported this.
- Preventing Evil CreatureThe local people believe that cemani chicken can help you avoid evil creature. This applies not only for adult people, but also for babies. Even though the benefits may be limited to myths, some local people believe them. So, how to use the chicken? Apply some drops of cemani chicken’s blood onto the baby’s head. To avoid evil creature in adults, you just need to put a feather of the chicken in your wallet
- A Requirement for mystic ritualsThe black chicken is commonly used for mysic rituals in the traditional communities in Indonesia. For instance, building of a new hotel pr establishment of new business in Indonesia is often begin with mystic rituals. Cemani chicken is a common requirement, which is believed to bring good fortune. The most common parts used for customary and ritualistic ceremonies include the chicken meat, bones, and blood.
- Cemani WiditraThis type of cemani chicken is characterized by a kind of sweep on the neck, breast, and groin areas. This type of cemani chicken from Indonesia is believed to have gendam asmara (a magical power that makes others love you) and tolak bala (a magical power to prevent misfortune).
- Cemani Warastratama; this is the most common type used for traditional ceremonies.
- Cemani Kaikayi; this type of cemani chicken is characterized by black feathers with some blue flairs. It is believed to have magical power to refuse witchcraft.