Jamu is an ancient Indonesian health tradition. An important daily ritual for many people.
Traditionally prepared with natural plant-based ingredients. Jamu takes its power from the spectacular range of herbs and spices that grow in Indonesia’s cool highlands and steamy lowlands. Bali has its own tradition of jamu, with time-honoured recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. Many traditional healers will likely prescribe jamu-based remedies.
Typically turmeric is ground into a fine paste to which other ingredients are added. The mixture is cooked then strained. Jamu has a multitude of health benefits.
IMMUNE BOOSTER + ANTIOXIDANT + ANTI-INFLAMMATORY + VITAMIN C + GUT HEALTH + MOOD ENHANCER + ENERGIZER + ANTI-NAUSEA + MENSTRUAL PAIN RELIEF
In villages around Indonesia the jamu gendong (jamu seller) carry large woven baskets filled with bottles of this golden liquid. Making their rounds daily + delivering good health to their neighbours + community.
To understand jamu you must know a little about the extraordinary country of it's origin. Of the 40,000 species of tropical plants in the world, an estimated 30,000 grow on the 17,000 islands of Indonesia. It's no wonder the indigenous people + modern day scientists have experimented so thoroughly with this abundant botanical heritage.
Jamu's origins date back 1300 years, to the Mataram Kingdom Era. This colourful period in history has given jamu indian ayurvedic + chinese medicine influences.