Monday, August 23, 2004

Indonesian Jamu: A Blend of Bio- and Cultural Diversity by Hani Mumtazah

Jakarta, August 23, 2004 (Islam Online -IOL) - “Jamu, Madame, Sir!” That’s how a slim, young woman carrying a heavy basketful of bottles tied up on her back greets her clients from door to door at a Jakarta neighborhood every morning. The lady, wearing the Javanese traditional dress called kebaya and batik sarong, is selling the traditional Indonesian herbal medicine known as jamu.