DIY Turmeric Jamu Recipe to Make at Home
Jamu, dating back hundreds of years ago for its magic healing powers, is a traditional herbal medicine in Indonesia, predominantly using natural and locally grown ingredients such as roots, fruit, leaves, and seeds, sometimes incorporating raw honey, royal jelly, milks, and eggs. Jamu can be found all throughout Indonesia, and is known to improve immunity, liver detoxification, and even help with infertility, depending on what type of ingredients are mixed in the Jamu.
Incorporating Turmeric in Your Jamu
Ever wonder why beauty bloggers or health and lifestyle Youtubers swear by Turmeric? Turns out, turmeric is one of the most popular ingredients used in Jamu, because of its many benefits in healing, from easing pain and tension in bones and joints, metabolism, and lowering risk of cancer.
When combining turmeric with a few other ingredients such as raw honey, this DIY Turmeric Jamu can be a powerful tool in fighting various ailments. Though herbal medicine is now sold in tablets and capsules, here we’ll let you in on how to make your own DIY Turmeric Jamu right in your home. So you know what’s in your Jamu, and more importantly, what’s not in it.
How to Make your DIY Turmeric Jamu
To start making your own DIY Turmeric Jamu, you will need to prepare a few ingredients. The items below will make roughly 1 liter and can be stored in the refrigerator after.
- ½ cup washed turmeric root, roughly chopped
- 3cm ginger root, roughly chopped
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2tbs raw honey
- Juice of 1 lime
- In a blender or ‘bullet’, combine the turmeric, ginger, and ½ cup of water. Blitz on high speed until the mixture resembles a fine puree
- Pour the puree into a pot and add remaining water and honey. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to continue cooking at a gentle simmer for 20 minutes
- Turn off heat and add lemon
- Using a straining sheet, strain the mixture into a container and keep in the refridgerator for future use.
- Enjoy yout fresh DIY turmeric jamu!
Besides turmeric, the other ingredients incorporated in this DIY Turmeric Jamu recipe have historically been used to help treat ailments worldwide. Fresh ginger, has been known to aid gastrointestinal and nausea issues. It is also high in anti-inflammatory compounds which help reduce pain in sore muscles. The ‘healthy sweating’ that ginger causes through its spiciness also helps to cure the flu and boost detoxification.
Raw honey is a great source of antioxidants, and has been used for centuries as antibacterials and antifungals to treat different infections, even to fight a certain staph bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Honey is also effective in treating the common cold, and when consumed daily can help to prevent it.
Lime, being high in vitamin c, helps with digestion and weight loss, and is also very beneficial to the skin. Lime keeps the skin glowing, rejuvenates it, and protects it from infections and reduces body odor.
All of these natural and pure ingredients combined with turmeric band together into one powerful drink that when consumed daily or regularly will surely keep the doctor away. Join the millions of Indonesians who start their days with Jamu, and cure your ailments and become a better and stronger person today. Learn more about turmeric Jamu, and other Jamus in our Jamu Workshops. You’ll come home with a handful of DIY Jamu recipes to make at home! Let us know when you’d like to start at firstname.lastname@example.org !