An integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, Indonesian jamu has a 1,year-old history, yet it is virtually unknown outside of thatcountry. Now. An integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, Indonesian jamu has a year-old history, yet it is virtually unknown outside of that country. Now. Indonesian jamu—part of an integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, encompassing powders, pills, ointments, lotions, massage.

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In the course of her study and devotion Susan-Jane Beers became a doyen of Indonesian jamu. Customers who bought this item also bought. It means that readers are not able to look up, for example, a certain kind of massage, what traditional medicine should be used for a particular malady or which jamu a specific region is known for.

Write a agt review. A book hfrbal an index is like healinv house without windows. The many references she makes in her book transports the reader, especially those who are Westernern educated and who have visited or lived in Indonesia, like me, to the domestic level of how jamu is manufactured both at cottage industry level as well as in large factories and how jamu is packaged, marketed and sold both in its raw domestically dispensed form and in glitzy packaged boxes for export.

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Kayla Sims rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Little-known in the U. Indonesian jamu — part of an integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, encompassing powders, pills, herbs, barks, ointments, lotions, cosmetics, massage combined with ancient folkways — is almost unknown to most Westerners.

To ask other readers questions about Jamuplease sign up. But unfortunately it didn’t available, just some simple remedies on page If you are into healing herbs and aromatherapy, this is a good addition to your collection. The book is supported by appendices of simple remedies to try at home, complete contact information on reputable local and overseas jamu healign, a plant glossary and a thorough bibliography.


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Return to Book Page. The range of the different types of jamu is so vast.

Now, an experienced writer has devoted herself to understanding jamu: Jane rated it really liked it Dec 05, These boxes in themselves make for fascinating reading and give tips and advice into the art, science and efficacy of jamu as well as insights into the significant role it has played in Indonesian culture and history. Mar 12, Anwari rated it it was amazing. Rachel Lee rated it really liked it Jan hegbal, But still it is a very well written and informative book.

Yosita Oramahi rated it really liked it Jul uamu, Like every new product or cure, jamu has to survive the mandatory sailing in a sea of trepidation and cynicism before earning greater acceptance and following.

Jamu: The Ancient Indonesian Art of Herbal Healing by Susan-Jane Beers

Susan-Jane Beers has been a wonderful indnoesian to bring Jamu to us – leading us on this journey from the kraton to the current state of affairs with plants becoming endangered.

I have it on my shelf to use as a manual and reference. Jul 06, Andre rated it really liked it. There are side stories with photos wrt the fascinating small business people dedicated to running their healing business in a traditional way.

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With jamu’s reach extending into medicine, massage therapy, and cosmetics, this book chronicles how this holistic practice is used, the materials and ingredients it employs, and its rich background dating back to the ancient Javanese palaces where it was perfected. Art Fazil rated it really liked it Dec hebral, Geoff B rated it really liked it Sep 09, My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Mellalie rated it really liked it Nov 10, She researched this book while living in Indonesia from to and is committed to demystifying and promoting the use of jamu internationally. English Choose a language for shopping. While ancieent hadn’t expected much and i certainly didn’t expect this book to unlock all the secrets of Indonesian jamu, i still got less than i had expected. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Find this book, and read it make me remember Beringharjo Market at Anciejt, the place where you can find many kind of infonesian and share about health and got recipes from the sellers.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As foreigners, I admit, the writer understands very well about Indonesian Jamu, all the recipes that written in the book were spices in our kitchen.

Marie rated it liked it Jun 07, Its publication coincides with the increasing availability in the West of modern preparations of these time-honored herbal remedies. Beers devotes considerable space to the manufacturers of jamu’s herbal remedies, and she reports that several of these companies seek to expand their markets overseas.

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