Jamu Juice (ginger and turmeric drink)

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Jamu juice It is a traditional Indonesian herbal drink that keeps your body fresh and balanced. It is a simple mixture of fresh turmeric, ginger, lemon, water and sweetened with a little honey. Serve cold or hot for the perfect immunity boost this season.

What is Jamu juice?

It wasn't until my trip to Indonesia that I discovered one of Bali's hidden gems: Jamu juice. Traditionally, Jamu is an Indonesian medicine made from natural ingredients including roots, flowers, seeds, leaves, and fruits.

Today, the most common form of Jamu is. This is an all-natural anti-inflammatory tonic that has tons of health and beauty benefits. And while the name sounds exotic, the ingredients are fairly simple.

This recipe includes fresh turmeric and ginger, honey, a little lemon and coconut water. If that is all! But you would be amazed at what this simple combination can do. From reducing inflammation, improving digestion to improving immunity, this juice really does it all. And it's no wonder why everyone in Bali is drinking this from the pitcher.

Jamu Juice Ingredients

Here's a quick breakdown of the exact ingredients you'll need for this recipe.

  • Fresh turmeric – 125 grams
  • Fresh ginger – 20 grams
  • Black pepper – a pinch
  • Lemon – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 2 tablespoons (or other sweetener)
  • Coconut water – 4 cups

Things to note about some of these ingredients:

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  • Make sure that rinse and clean your turmeric and ginger fresh with hot water, as you will not peel the skin.
  • Note that turmeric can stain! So wash the blender and the cutting board immediately after using.
  • For the liquid base, you can use regular water instead of coconut water. But I chose to use coconut water to add extra electrolytes.

Turmeric and ginger benefits

Turmeric and ginger are the main ingredients in this recipe. and for good reason.


There is no doubt that the turmeric spice has taken over our food industry lately. From latte to hearty soups, there are many ways to reap the benefits if used correctly. So what exactly are they?

Turmeric is best known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. And all this is thanks to its star compound: curcumin. This compound not only generates benefits for skin health, but can also help with the visible signs of aging.


Ginger has been used in many cultures around the world for its medicinal properties. From relieving pain to calming your digestive system, it works wonders when it comes to healing the body. And like turmeric, ginger has a compound called gingerol reducing inflammation, pain from chronic conditions and much more.

How to make jamu juice

This refreshing juice comes together in just 4 easy steps. This is what you should do.

  1. Slice. Take your fresh turmeric and ginger and cut them into thin slices. Feel free to leave the skin, but you can also peel.
  2. Mixture. Add turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and water to a high-powered blender. Then mix for about 1 minute until completely smooth.
  3. Boil. Pour the mixture into a pot and bring to a boil. Bring to a simmer for about 20 minutes, then add the lemon juice and honey. Stir everything well.
  4. Pressure. Using a fine mesh sieve, walnut milk bag, or cloth, strain the mixture and pour it into a glass bottle to refrigerate.

When and how to drink this

Typically The jamu juice is served cold. directly from the fridge or on ice. But you can also warm it up a bit if you're in a colder environment.

So when should you drink this? Well, there is no solid time. This could be an excellent choice to drink first thing in the morning to prepare your digestion. Or you can have a small glass (the serving size is about 1/2 cup) between meals, but not during meals as it tastes so strong.

If it's too strong or spicy for you, you can also dilute it with a little more water.

How long does this last?

Jamu juice should last approximately 1 week in the fridge. Just make sure to store it in an airtight jar and shake it well or shake it before serving.

More anti-inflammatory recipes

Looking for ways to boost your immune system? Try to include these recipes during your weekday meals.

Jamu Juice (ginger and turmeric drink)

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 8 servings

Inspired by an Indonesian natural remedy "Jamu", this ginger and turmeric booster is the perfect anti-inflammatory drink.

  • 125 grams fresh turmeric, about 1 cup chopped
  • 20 grams of fresh ginger, about 1 finger-sized piece
  • 4 cups coconut water
  • 1 lemon, in juice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or other sweetener
  • a pinch of black pepper (optional)
  • Cut the turmeric and ginger into thin discs. Feel free to leave your skin on.

  • Add turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and coconut water in a blender. Blend on high speed for about a minute, until smooth.

  • Pour the mixture into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Then add the lemon juice and honey, and stir everything well.

  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, a bag of walnut milk or a muslin cloth. Then pour into a glass bottle or jar and refrigerate. Enjoy warm or cold.

  • If you like my storage bins, it's these juice jars and glass bottles.
  • While I think this recipe is best with fresh turmeric, you can always try it with turmeric powder. Usually 1/3 cup of turmeric powder equals 1 cup of fresh turmeric.

Calories: 97kcal, Carbs: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated fat: 1g, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 710mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 7mg

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