Since the pandemic, the field of alternative medicine has been booming globally. With rising interest in the centuries-old medicinal systems of Asia, like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the ancient traditional medicine, Indonesian Jamu has come to reach its own fresh wave of consumers eager to drink in all its benefits.

Jamu is an herbal-medicine practice that emerged as early as the 13th century, from Indonesia, and has been known to soothe inflammation, aid in digestion, prevents nausea, and bring balance to the body. There are many varieties of this healing herbal root infusion, but the most common in Bali, is made with fresh turmeric root, ginger root, and a little back pepper, sweetened with honey, and finished with a squeeze of lemon.

Today, in the U.S., you’ll find a variety of different bottled Jamus and Jamu recipes, many featuring the key anti-inflammatory mainstays of ginger and turmeric, enjoyed as a daily ritual to match the internal self-reflection, of intuition, and of being mindfully aware that comes with drinking Jamu.

Ultimately it’s a feel good drink and the right Jamu for you won’t typically be uncomfortable to drink, so we’ve had the pleasure of putting together our own recipe, perfect for people on the go.


  • 1 cup fresh turmeric, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, cleaned and chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice

Blend and serve cold, or sip it hot, depending on the weather. Try it and tell us what you think!

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