In modern medicine, R. officinale has been studied for the treatment of hepatitis B. However, a meta-analysis of published clinical trials concluded that the quality of existing studies was "poor", but further study of R. officinale in combination with interferon is "justified".
In Indonesia, especially in Java, it is known as "Klembak" and it is usually dried, and mixed with tobacco and frankincense to create a Rokok Klembak Menyan. A traditional Javanese frankincense cigarette.
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