Jamu: The Asian Confluence

Author

MS THELLIE PONTO
Lecturer, UITM, Malaysia
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Language

English

Title

Jamu: The Asian Confluence

Proceeding

7th INTRACOM – 2nd ICBWI 2009

Date

25th July 2009

Place Held

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

The trend of the world community to bring back natural, changes in the pattern of drug consumption to medicines made from natural products (“Back to Nature”). According to WHO report, about 80% of the population of the world utilizing traditional medicines derived from plant extracts in health care. Although Indonesia only owned 1.3% of the land on earth, this country is very abundant in flora and fauna. Approximately 30,000 kinds of medicinal plants are found in Indonesia. With its rich in biological resources and is one of the largest Asian countries in the world, Indonesia also known as plant medicine (herbal) or live laboratory. Indonesia “Jamu” is part of an integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty, encompassing products from powders, pills, ointments, lotions, massage and ancient folklore is unknown to most westerners. Jamu originated in the ancient palaces of Javanese kraton (Solo and Yogyakarta) in Central Java. To date, the usage of Jamu is not only limited among Javanese kraton people.  Jamu products is also now expanding and producing some ranges of safe, hygienically prepared, health and beauty treatments and been used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and beverage industries

Keywords

Jamu

Session

Symposium 5A-3

Topic

Remain Healthy: Showcase From T&CM Product.