Friday, 23 May 2014

The Ancient Healing Herbal Tonic: Indonesian Jamu

Jamu is an incredible healing and super detox tonic that can treat a myriad of illnesses and diseases.  The power lies in the active ingredient, curcumin, in the turmeric. I like to make a batch of three and keep it in the fridge for the week.

When drinking this tonic, or any time when having turmeric, it is advisable to take it with a teaspoon of coconut oil or with raw egg (egg only if it is pastured grassfed, supermarket free range is not truly free range and full of salmonella bacteria).  Why? Because these healthy fats make the curcumin bioavailable to your cells, otherwise you would not be able to absorb it.

Ingredients (use organic for best results)

5 to 7 inches turmeric root, peeled and cut into chunks
5 to 7 tamarind pods, or 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
3 inches of ginger
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup raw honey
2 quarts water
*add cinnamon stick if desired

1) Remove the skin of the turmeric and ginger and chop up and place on medium heat in a pot with 2 quarts water and boil for 30 minutes.
2) Then take tamarind, removing the seeds, place it in a cup with a little hot water and stir into a paste.
3) Add tamarind to turmeric water with juice of two lemons and boil for another 10 minutes.
4) Take mixture off heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes before adding the honey (do not add raw honey when hot as this destroys the honey making it unhealthy like sugar)
5) Strain the mixture;  or if you prefer a stronger tonic simply blend up the ginger and turmeric with a hand blender or place all in a blender.
6) Your Jamu is now ready to drink.  **You can also take some and place it in glass jars with screw on lids and keep in a dark cupboard for three days to ferment to create healthy bacteria.  Once fermented, store in the fridge.

Healing Benefits of Jamu: 
  • Turmeric: antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, liver strengthening, detoxifying
  • Ginger:  antioxidant, relieves nausea and indigestion, natural pain killer. Relieves inflammatory conditions - joint aches, menstrual cramps, arthritis and intestinal irritability
  • Tamarind: rich in vitamin C, natural preservative and antioxidant, relieves constipation and digestive problems
  • Lemon:  antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting, weight-loss, digestive aid and liver cleanser. Contains citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene that promote immunity and fight infection.
  • Raw Honey:  full of live enzymes, alkaline-forming, counteracts acid indigestion, amylase enzyme predigests starchy foods. Mixed with ginger and lemon it relieves nausea and supplies energy

Cancers and Tumors (in order of frequency of research studies): Colorectal, Breast, Colon, Prostate, Pancreatic, Lung, Skin, Liver, Drug Resistant, Gastric, Leukemia, Oral, Melanoma, Bladder, Squamous Cell, Ovarian, Lymphoma, Cervical, Head & Neck, Precancerous Conditions, Esophageal, Chemotherapy Induced Toxicities, Fibrosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Cancer Prevention, Tongue, Urothelial Tumors, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Fibroid, Hodgkin Lymphoma & Kidney
Oxidative Stress & Inflammatory Conditions: Liver & Alcohol Toxicity, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Radiation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cholestasis, Aflatoxicosus, Osteoarthritis, High Cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Colon Polyps, Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Myocardial Ischemia, Ulcerative Colitis, Arterioscerosis, Atherosclerosi, Arthritis & Allergies
Immunity and Infectious Conditions: HIV,  Low Immunity, Malaria, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Fungal Infection, Parasitic Diseases, Liver Flukes, Automimmune Diseases, Bacterial Infections, Candida, Respiratory Tract Infections, Tuberculosis & Vitiligo
Nervous System & Neurodegenerative Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Disorders, Brain Ischemia, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Brain Damage, Epilepsy, Depression, Cognitive Decline, Aging Brain, Stress, Spinal Cord Injuries & Anxiety Disorders

With all these incredible healing benefits, shouldn't you be drinking Jamu?


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