Jamu is a traditional medicine from Indonesia

Jamu is the name for traditional medicine from Indonesia . Later popularly known as herbs or herbs .



Herbs are made from natural ingredients, in the form of parts of plants such as rhizomes (roots), leaves, bark, and fruit. There is also the use of materials from animal bodies, such as goat bile, bile snakes, or crocodile tangkur. Often chicken egg yolk is also used for the addition of a mixture of herbal carrying.
Jamu usually tastes bitter so it needs to be added honey as a sweetener to taste more tolerable drinkers. There are even herbs added with wine. Besides as a bitter taste reduction, wine also serves to warm the body.
Sukoharjo Regency [1] is a traditional herbal medicine selling center well known in Indonesia. Sukoharjo regency is one of the districts included in Central Java Province.
From the many traders of traditional herbal medicine in Sukoharjo District, then established the identity statue Sukoharjo statue of Jamu Gendong in Bulakrejo. Usually called the statue Jamu Gendong because the statue depicts a farmer and a herbalist sellers carry. Sukoharjo area, especially Nguter district, is famous as the origin of herbalist sellers in various big cities, such as Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, Surabaya.

In various big cities there is a herbal medicine seller who carry around selling herbal medicine as a healthy and refreshing drink. In addition, herbs are also produced in herbal plants by large companies such as Jamu Air Mancur , Nyonya Meneer orDjamu Djago , and sold in various drug stores in sachet packaging. Herbs like this should be dissolved in hot water first before drinking. In subsequent developments herbs are also sold in tablets, caplets and capsules.


Traditional herbs are herbs made from natural ingredients. As from the herbs are formulated into powder herbs and herbal drinks. Its purpose as a health and body warmth.
Actually, the origin of traditional herbal medicine is unknown. However, many peracik and sellers of traditional herbal medicine originating from the village of Nguter, Sukoharjo regency, Central Java. Even in the village of Bulakrejo, Sukoharjo District, stands "Statue of Jamu and Petani" as the icon of Sukoharjo District.
Sales type and number of herbal carrying varies greatly for each vendor. It depends on the habits they learn from the experience of what herbs are in demand and the orders demanded by customers. Every day the number and type of herbs sold are not always the same, depending on the habits and needs of consumers. After collecting data need references ] , it is found that the types of herbs that are commonly sold are eight, namely kencur rice , chilli puyang, kudu laos , keys order, uyup-uyup / gepyokan, turmeric acid , bitter, and sinom .Sometimes sellers of herbal medicine also provide herbal medicine powder or pills and capsules produced by herbal medicine industry.
If herbs are made using sweeteners, herbalists will use Javanese sugar, granulated sugar, or sugar cubes (large crystalline shapes resembling stone blocks). The use of real sugar is a must for herbalists with health reasons. Herbs that use artificial sweetener is against the rules and deviate from the purpose of making herbal medicine, which is to nourish and maintain good health.
Herbal packing powder or medicinal herbs made blob dough drunk by hot water brewed or with other herbal medicine by the seller of herbal medicine carry. The brewing with other herbs is not haphazard. Herbal cough exactly when mixed with herbs kencur rice. Jamu pegal linu more precisely mixed with kudu laos, honey , or egg yolks. While the herbal sauce or acidic turmeric mixed with lime as a refresher.

The sale of herbs carrying if drinking herbal medicine sometimes asks prospective buyers about certain medicines or foods.This is due to reactions that may arise between herbs with substances in medicine or food, such as soft drinks or dopingdrugs. If this is violated it can lead to poisoning can even lead to death for the perpetrator. We recommend that if you drink drugs do not drink herbal medicine, and vice versa.

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