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Candlenut: The Balanced Nut!

Candlenut: The Balanced Nut!

    Candlenut holds a special place at JUARA.  Our very first JUARA product we launched was our popular Candlenut Body Creme, a.k.a. Bali in a Jar...
The Ritual of Coffee

The Ritual of Coffee

  I love my morning coffee.  That rich deep warm feeling and smell reminds me of those exploratory days in my twenties when I used to meet up with...
We Love Tamarind Fruit - But What About The Seed?

We Love Tamarind Fruit - But What About The Seed?

     Most people know about Tamarind fruit in some form, in Tamarind juice, in Indian chutney or curry or in good old BBQ sauce… Tamarind fruit p...
Kombucha - Probiotic Goodness

Kombucha - Probiotic Goodness

Why do people drink kombucha or kefir or eat saurkraut or yogurt? Do you know what prebiotics or probiotics are? Let’s start at the beginning     ...
Turmeric Bioavailability - Easy Tricks To Maximize Its Benefits

Turmeric Bioavailability - Easy Tricks To Maximize Its Benefits

Turmeric is a key ingredient in Jamu, the ancient Indonesian herbal medicine.  Since the scientific community in European and American started tak...
A Jamu Lifestyle of Wellness, Community & Love

A Jamu Lifestyle of Wellness, Community & Love

Let’s start with what we know. We know Jamu is an herbal healing tradition from Indonesia that spans across centuries, and is a part of everyone f...
Tea Synergy: The Benefits of Togetherness

Tea Synergy: The Benefits of Togetherness

  Antioxidants are supposed to be good for us, and most of us try to consume antioxidants through food, drinks or supplements. But ever wonder if ...
Love it all! Coconut Water vs. Milk vs. Oil

Love it all! Coconut Water vs. Milk vs. Oil

    When I’m thirsty in Indonesia, the first thing I look for on the menu is a fresh young coconut. There’s really nothing that beats the clean, p...
Turmeric & Tamarind Together: It's Good for You and your Skin.

Turmeric & Tamarind Together: It's Good for You and your Skin.

There's a whole library of great natural ingredients from Indonesia (and beyond), and Turmeric has been hot in the news (finally!) In addition tho...
Beras Kencur:  An Easy Jamu Recipe Your Kids Will Enjoy

Beras Kencur: An Easy Jamu Recipe Your Kids Will Enjoy

I think by now my kids, (at least my 2 older ones) have figured out that Mommy’s daytime pre-occupation, JUARA, has something to do with healthy s...
Let's Drink in the New Year!

Let's Drink in the New Year!

  And no, I'm not referring to the  “would you like that shaken or stirred?” drink variety. I’m talking more of the post holiday Jamu inspired eas...
5-Minute Self-Care in a Jamu Drink for 25 Cents

5-Minute Self-Care in a Jamu Drink for 25 Cents

  Better self-care is high on my list of new year resolutions.  As a mother of 3 little kids, I have also become an ULTRA-pragmatist.   Unless som...