AN INTRODUCTION TO JAMU

A little bit of basic knowledge about the concept of jamu to make you enjoy your every sip even more



Jamu (old spelling Djamu): Jamu is a word in Javanese tribal language, meaning the traditional medicine from plants.

 

 

 

HISTORY OF JAMU

 

Jamu (old spelling ‘Djamu’) has been brewed since 1300 years ago and as a national drink, it is a central   figure to the livelihood, health and culture of the Indonesian people. Knowledge pertaining to the types of herbal ingredients and the techniques of jamu brewing are rather sacred in the sense that they are not written down, but handed down between generations. We weren’t kidding around when we say their is ancient wisdom bottled up in every bottle! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Indonesian concept of jamu is synonymous to what we might consider as plant tonics. They are herbal infusions that have been brewed up with herbs, roots, bark, and all things wonderful from our Earth. As long as their compound ingredients helps to promote resilience by strengthening the body through, jamu can be made from an array of unique healing ingredients.

There are over thousands of herbal ingredients that can be used when brewing a tonic. The ingredients below are what you will sip on when drinking the traditional turmeric tonic, inspired by the Indonesian elixir.

 

TAMARIND
Flavour: sweet and tangy
Properties:
aid digestion, laxative, stomach discomfort
Main Use:
known at the ‘slimming’ fruit, tamarind does wonders for indigestion for those with a shotty stomach. He’s one of the most used ingredients around Indonesia for his powerful antioxidant powers.

 Coconut Sugar/Nectar
Flavour: caramel goodness
Properties:
a plethora of A-list minerals: potassium, zinc, amino acids
Main Use:
 Your not so ’empty calorie’ sweetener. He’s the miracle sweeter of South East Asia that comes directly from the sap of palm trees. The purest form of coconut sugar is packed with high amounts of potassium and amino acids to help nourish the every working cells in our body

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 TAMARIND
Flavour: sweet and tangy
Properties:
aid digestion, laxative, stomach discomfort
Main Use:
known at the ‘slimming’ fruit, tamarind does wonders for indigestion for those with a shotty stomach. He’s one of the most used ingredients around Indonesia for his powerful antioxidant powers.

 Coconut Sugar/Nectar
Flavour: caramel goodness
Properties:
a plethora of A-list minerals: potassium, zinc, amino acids
Main Use:
 Your not so ’empty calorie’ sweetener. He’s the miracle sweeter of South East Asia that comes directly from the sap of palm trees. The purest form of coconut sugar is packed with high amounts of potassium and amino acids to help nourish the every working cells in our body.

 

BREWING PROCESS

The brewing process of making jamu is unlike the process of kombucha or cold-pressed juice. Our plant tonics are activated with heat and simmered for hours to extract all their healing components and the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and constituents to restore bodily functions (That’s right, you heard us: We ain’t no cold-pressed juice.)

 

All JAHMU tonics are brewed with functional herbal ingredients that work to heal and recover certain bodily functions. Heat and extraction is used to release the bioavailability of the nourishing plants.
Plant tonics are the modern day medicine of the people.

 

 

 

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