Introduction to Indonesian Therapy
JAMU, THE INDONESIAN ART OF NATURAL HEALING
Jamu is a specific term for healing herb compounds that represents the healing art and science which are in the possession of the Indonesians since long ago. The Indonesian archipelago of 17,000 islands, with the most fertile soil in the world and million acres of rain forest is no wonder that 30.000 of herbs and plants are growing in Indonesia. It is really the most diversified region in the world.
Understanding curative herbs and plants is for long a discipline in the Indonesian history that governs the knowledge of healing which became a very Indonesian tradition known as jamu healing. Jamu healing provides a holistic approach in the healing process of a person. Aside from the use of herbs and plants, it also combines other means like massage, acupressure, ancient folklore as well as meditation.