joshianup333 August 19, 2021

Jamu Juice: Introduction and Receipe

The turmeric Jamu is a natural, anti-inflammatory tonic that boasts tons of health and beauty benefits. Made with roots, flowers, seeds, leaves and fruits, including the most common form–turmeric jamu, which tastes exotic but can be found in your kitchen cupboard as it has no additives or preservatives.

You will find this Indonesian medicine to have a slightly sweet taste from cane sugar or honey added for flavour, while others might use ginger root extract instead; its appearance ranges from light brown to dark red due to different ingredients used cinnamon bark powder when making cinnamon lip balm.

The ancient Indonesian herbal medicinal practice is so popular because it’s believed to be safer and more natural than the chemical drugs our society generally turns to. This traditional form of medicine, usually called “jamu,” has been practised for centuries in Indonesian culture, making it a part of everyday life as coffee or curry dishes here in America.

In the past, some even survived until now due to this natural herbal medicine peddlers that went around in a region by carrying their herbs with them, so they were often called jamu gendong.

History of Jamu Juice

Jamu, meaning “medicine,” comes from two Javanese words: Djampi and Esodo. The term herbal medicine was introduced through people who are thought of as having traditional medical science.

It is said that the Indonesian people have used herbal medicine for centuries. This typical drink has become a matter of pride as it continues to be valued by many and is with other countries like India’s Ayurveda or China’s Zhongyi tradition, which are also considered worth drinking herbs since 1300 AD!

In the process of making herbal medicine, one must be careful to consider all factors for it not only to have that desired effect but also to maintain its natural properties. If this is done carelessly with a lackadaisical attitude, then you may end up harming your own body and worsening an illness or condition instead.

The tradition of drinking Jamu has experienced up and downs throughout the ages. Generally speaking, it can be divided into two eras; pre-historical, where the production of forest products thrived, Japanese colonial era when Indonesia was under their rule until now.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture finally realizes that jamu deserves the same recognition as traditional arts, such as batik and officially recognized in 2019.

Jammu – Indonesia’s traditional herbal medicine can be found in most of the country but is particularly prevalent in Java. The name for this body comes from “jamuan”, which means to mix or mingle together with other ingredients and spices. Traditionally sold by women dressed as a kebaya-wearing Javanese woman carrying her bamboo basket full of bottles on their back filled with jamu; they travel villages and towns offering these medicinal herbs mixed according to an ancient recipe handed down through generations.

Javanese royalty has long been known for their beautiful complexions. It is said that the ancient books on herbal medicine and traditional lotion will work wonders in making you flawless and stunning to behold!

Importance of Jamu Juice

The reason behind why traditional medicines with herbal ingredients are formulated in different ways is a mystery.

The process of making these types of medicine has always been passed down from generation to generation, without any concrete understanding about what makes them work the way they do.

Making ginger herbs with ginger, tamarind, palm sugar, and cumin is a popular recipe in Malaysia. This concoction not only tastes great but also provides relief for sore throats and alleviates nausea and dizziness!

The many benefits of this beautiful dish are its ability to cure symptoms such as a cold or even relieve an upset stomach when you’re feeling queasy. Ginger has been used medicinally since ancient times; it was listed by Ptolemy (98-170 AD) among his remedies from plants that physicians should know about: “For those who have indigestion take two drachmae each day.”

In the ancient Javanese culture, royalty and nobles were prescribed Jamu medicine made with ingredients found in the royal library. The beauty of keraton ladies is owed to traditional lotion called lulur and their herbal cures that are eaten or drunk.

Jamu Juice Recipe


Here’s a quick breakdown of the exact ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

Chopped fresh Turmeric – 125 grams

Chopped fresh Ginger – 20 grams

Black Pepper – a pinch

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons

Honey – 2 tablespoons

Coconut Water – 4 cups

How to make Jamu Juice

The simple ingredients of turmeric, ginger, black pepper and water can create a refreshing drink in just 4 easy steps. 

1. All you need to do is cut the fresh vegetables into thin slices before blending them 

2. Blend them together with black pepper and water for 1 minute of blending until it is completely smooth.

3. Pour the mixture into a pot and bring it to a boil. When everything is bubbling, cover with some tinfoil and then reduce heat for 20 minutes until all of the ingredients are cooked through. Stir in lemon juice or zest as well as honey (or sugar) before serving over hot rice

4. Pour the nut milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and then pour it into an airtight glass bottle to store in your refrigerator.


This recipe includes fresh turmeric and ginger, honey, a squeeze of lemon and coconut water

1. Traditional Jamu juice can be made from a variety of ingredients, including ginger, turmeric, and honey

2. Jamu juice is said to have various health benefits, including the ability to relieve pain and help with digestion

3. Traditionally, jamu juice would be mixed in a mortar before being strained through cloths or cheesecloth

4. Some people believe that drinking jamu juice helps them maintain their weight because it has fewer calories than other drinks

5. The most popular type of jamu is called “majun” which is made from coconut milk and spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, ginger root and turmeric 

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