Get to know Jamu, an ancient preparation to strengthen your health
Jamu juice or Jamu Juice is a very popular concoction in Indonesia. It is made using turmeric , ginger , lemon or lime juice, water or coconut water, some natural sweetener and additional ingredients (such as tamarind paste) according to each particular recipe.
It has been consumed for centuries and has multiple health benefits.
It is anti-inflammatory, strengthens the immune system, improves digestion, combats nausea, provides energy and mental well-being. It is ideal for preventing colds and flu.
How is it prepared?
To prepare a liter of this bright orange drink, we must mix the water or coconut water with 100 g of turmeric powder and 50 g of ginger powder. It should be heated over medium heat for 20 minutes until it forms a creamy texture.
At that moment we must add the juice of 3 limes or 2 large lemons and the natural sweetener (brown sugar or panela), as well as a pinch of black pepper (to improve the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric). It can be taken hot or cold.