What is JAKA JAMU?
Firstly -- It’s not a juice, it’s a tonic!
Now that we’ve cleared that up, what is JAKA JAMU? JAKA JAMU is a turmeric & tamarind based tonic, created with natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, superfood ingredients.
JAKA JAMU was created to fill what the co-founders found to be a massive void in the health drink market - something that tastes good, is easy to drink, and doesn’t have nutrition facts that make it a meal equivalent!
Less is more when it comes to calories, carbs, and sugar content, so says the JAKA JAMU Lady! This is why JAKA JAMU, for all the incredible, beneficial ingredients that go into it, it’s kept simple and clean.
Check out the “Ingredients” Page to be enlightened!
What is Jamu?
Jamu is a traditional herbal medicine from Indonesia that is made using natural ingredients. Originating in Central Java Indonesia over 1,000 years ago, Jamu was originally made for the “Palace Ladies” and was thought to keep them beautiful.
Jamu is generally made by women who sell it on the streets in many regions of Indonesia with Yogyakarta being one of the more popular locations.
Recipes are not written down but passed on through generations by word of mouth.
Jamu comes in various forms depending on its purpose & intent for use. It may be in the form of an ointment or more commonly, as a tonic and ingested as a drink! Jamu is primarily made from herbal & natural ingredients including roots, bark, fruits, and other materials found in the wild or your local (probably overpriced) natural foods store.
There are several different types of Jamu depending on what benefits you’re searching for. In the western world, Jamu is most widely known as a “healing detox tonic” or “anti-inflammatory elixir.” That is a fair description, but look-up Jamu in your handy, dandy, pocket dictionary, go to Indonesia to explore or do a Google search-- you’ll find there’s so much more to learn!