Jamu, you can pronounce it with ja-moo, is a traditional herbal drink that mostly consumes by Indonesian. The jamu elixirs have been made and consumed for over 1.200 years ago. The benefits contain in every shot of jamu make people from every class and background love it. Even the tourists who come to Indonesia start to consume it daily.
In Indonesia, jamu comes in many different varieties, but the most famous shots come from ginger and turmeric shots. The shots come from extracted ginger and turmeric roots. Those two ingredients are believed to help ward off illness and boost the immune system.
Now let’s talk about the benefits of those two famous elixirs.
Ginger and turmeric are known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Based on the National Library of Medicine, an official website of the United States government, ginger extract can reduce inflammation for some conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gut inflammation, asthma, and certain cancers. On the other side, turmeric is shown its benefits in reducing swelling, pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, and even reducing stress and depression.
Ginger is also consumed because of the benefits of blood sugar control. Several studies mention that ginger can improve hemoglobin A1c, which is a marker for long-term blood sugar control. It also has health attributes as an anti-cancer substance, such as for pancreatic cancer, due to its richness in antioxidants.
Turmeric has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It not only helps in improving your skin and digestive condition, but also can reduce cholesterol, improve blood metabolism, and protect your liver against chronic damage. That’s why some people consume turmeric elixirs as a natural detox for the liver and kidneys.
People usually consume pure ginger and turmeric shots. But the taste of both shots is pretty strong. That’s why sometimes people combine it with lemon juice, orange juice, or honey, to give a little natural sweetener to the freshly made jamu. If making jamu from the scratch is difficult for you, you can always find it in Clean Canteen Jakarta. We serve you with our freshly made organic power booster, such as ginger, turmeric, and lemon shots. Come and visit Clean Canteen Jakarta today!