Home of 80% of the world’s medicinal plants… It’s not surprising that Indonesia became the birthplace of Jamu, the ancient herbal medicine which is said to have originated during the Mataram Kingdom in Java over 1000 years ago, and enjoys popularity to this day despite
Turmeric is a key ingredient in Jamu, the ancient Indonesian herbal medicine. Since the scientific community in European and American started taking an interest in this rhizome in the last 20th century, Turmeric has become one of the most studied herbs. The key nutrient in
The holiday season is here. It is time to celebrate and enjoy nourishing food with your family and friends. There are many foods and recipes out there but if you are like most people, you want something special for Thanksgiving. What if you can enjoy
By JUARA Co-Founder, Yoshiko Roth-Hidalgo “OMG, you have to check this out, I can’t stop touching my skin!” That was my chat message to my partners Metta and Jill, after I experimented with a new DIY face mask recipe to help with my winter-parched, rough
By JUARA Co-Founder, Jill Sung There’s something about the winter holiday busyness that makes me want to snuggle in, drink hot chocolate, and watch the snow fall. After all the family entertaining and year-end parties, it’s nice to take some time off for oneself or
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As the daughter of a mother who has always put the needs of others above her own, I am always in search of gifts that would show the love and appreciation I feel for my mom. Wellness and self-care are high on my list, but
We all know Turmeric from Indian, Thai and Indonesian food. It gives curry its yellow color and adds a slightly bitter, mustardy flavor. Turmeric is also one of the most important Indonesian Jamu ingredients with all kinds of powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. But sweets?
Turmeric. We’ve been hearing about this super food for months, but what is it? A powder? A root? A magical health elixir? Thankfully, the JUARA Turmeric Benefits Guide is here to answer all of your questions! So, let’s start with the basics. What is turmeric?
One of my favorite jamu (herbal tonics) from Indonesia is the Kunir Asem. It is a combination of Turmeric and Tamarind blended in a superjuice (as I like to call it) with water, lime, a pinch of salt and palm sugar (or agave/honey.) Together, turmeric