Jamu (Indonesian Turmeric Ginger Drink) Recipe

Jamu is a traditional Indonesian medicine made from roots, herbs, flowers, bark and spices. The combination of ingredients varies depending on the type of Jamu and the reason for consumption. This version is one of the most popular and includes turmeric, ginger, honey and lime. Drink it for the health benefits or just because it’s delicious.

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Kalisa Marie Martin

Jamu is the traditional Indonesian medicine that utilizes natural ingredients like roots, herbs, and spices.

It has been practiced in Indonesia for centuries to maintain good health and to treat ailments. While there are hundreds of combinations, this version is made with fresh turmeric, ginger, lime and honey.

Where I Learned About Jamu

As a visitor to Bali, Indonesia, I experienced Jamu in a number of ways but this bright orange, turmeric-based Jamu seemed to be the most common.

I saw it in the markets, at restaurants, and

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