If you've never tried this traditional Indonesian herbal medicine, you are missing out on something.
Jamu has been around for centuries. It is a natural anti-inflammatory tonic and it has all sorts of potential health benefits such as helping digestion and providing pain relief.
It might sound new to many of us but it has been part of the Indonesian culture for centuries and it is actually part of their daily lives. It can be made by roods, herbs, flowers and spices such as ginger, honey and turmeric.
It uses various herbs and species of Indonesia to make healing tonics that locals drink every day. The recipes are passed from one generation to another.
The most popular one is called majun and it often has sweet flavor because some sugar or honey is added. It could be light brown or dark red -it all depends on the recipe.
Benefits of jamu
- It is antiinflammatory
- it contains antioxidants
- Ginger has antiviral properties
- It replenishes your electrolytes
- Honey has natural antibacterial properties
If you are curious to try it, get a blender and a strainer and take some fresh turmeric, ginger, honey, 3 limes and some water and start enjoying!