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Jamu – Traditional Medicine

November 20, 2011 Communities and Cultures Cooking and Food Travel & Living Abroad YouTube Videos 0

Jamu is a form of traditional medicine in Indonesia.

As mentioned in a previous post, jamu comes in liquid, tablet, and ointment form.  Jamu sellers (typically women) often go door-to-door selling different concoctions for almost every ailment possible.  There are also jamu to improve your physical and mental health (i.e., it’s not just for when you are sick).  Jamu sellers might also have street carts from which they sell various jamu drinks (like in the YouTube video below) or there can be formal jamu shops for customers to buy special mixes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etd90zvgyNY