JAMU (Traditional Herbal Medicine)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

JAMU (Traditional Herbal Medicine)

'Back to nature' is not just a slogan in Java and Indonesia. The Visual Guide is using traditional herbal medicines of different type of ' medicinal ', either from the leaves and the fruits, roots, and flowers or parks, etc.

Herbal medicines have been used since ancient times until now, and it's largely because people consume different level; lower and middle and upper, in villages and in big cities.

A study was Rumphius jamu, the botanist as early as the year 1775 m published a book "herbaceous amboinisis" '. Scientific research for jamu herbal medicine research center at the Botanical Garden in Bogor, resulting from the publication of the book ' medical book for children and adults', consisting of  E. Van Bent.

The first seminar was held about jamu in solo in 1940, followed by Jamu Committee Formation of Indonesia" in 1944. In 1966, a seminar about jamu again. In 1981, a book called  'The Use of Medicinal Plants ' to support the jamu industry in the country.

How to use the jamu remains the same as did the grandparents. Some are consumed by drinking some of external demand.

In this report you can buy ready made easily jamu fashionable meals in the form of powder, pills, capsules, drink liquid and ointments. Of course there still jamu shops, which sell only ingredients or prepare the jamu immediately as required by buyers. Wandering in the street to sell jamu some women, from the point of view that is shared across the country.

Traditional methods for making jamu like boiled herbal ingredients ready (jamu godok) still prevailed in Javanese society. Traditional popular tools making jamu is still available in many homes like Javanese; Lompang (small iron mortar), pipisan, Parut (grater) as kuali (clay pot), etc.


What kind of illnesses that can cure jamu?
Reply almost every disease, jamu can be treated. There are different types of jamu to fight a different type of disease. In principle, there are two types of jamu jamu; first to maintain fitness and health, and are popular locally Galian Singsit (to keep the body fit and slim women) and Sehat Lelaki (to keep guys healthy body). The second is jamu to treat different types of diseases. Except for the above, there are special jamu created for the purpose of maintaining harmony, loving family. Popular products among other things is Sari Rapet, which makes the mirror in good condition, as for men, the corresponding product Kuat Lelaki louvers jamu (strong man). Javanese also take great care to pregnant women during the postnatal period and pre production jamu. There is also a jamu for babies.

Herbs for Jamu
There are hundreds of herbs for jamu prescriptions, among others are:

Adas (Foeniculum Vulgare Mill)
Secang (Caesalpinia Sappan Hinn)
Brotowali (Tiospora Rumpii Boerl)
Sambang Dara (Rexco Ecaria Bicolar Hassk)

Lempuyang (Zingiber Oronaticum)
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)
Bengle (Zingiber Bevifalium)
Temu Lawak/Wild Ginger (Curcuma Cautkeridza)
Kencur/Greater Galingale (Kaemferi Galanga)
Kunyit/Tumeric (Curcuma Domestica)
Lengkuas/Ginger Plant (Elpina Galanga)

Nyamplung (Calophylum Inaphyllu)
Ceplukan (Physalic Angulata Him)
Jeruk Nipis/Calamondin (Citrae Aurantifalia Sivingle)
Rumput Alang-alang (Gramineae)
Melati/Yasmin (Jataninum Sunbac Ait)

Kayu Manis/Cinamon (Gijeyzahyza Glabra)

It should be noted that some factories jamu in Java is exporting their products. Besides export readymade jamu, 25 kinds of herbal plants and components also in the list of exports to Europe and the United States, Australia and Japan, etc.

No side effects
And like people consume jamu duty to:

Availability in many places
Relatively cheap prices
No side effects



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