Monday, November 6, 2006
Jamu is an Indonesian traditional herbal medicine.
There are a lot kind of jamu, i.e:
Galian singset — weight reduction
Beras kencur (from rice, sand ginger and brown sugar) — cough, fatigue
Temulawak (from curcuma) — for liver disease
Gula asem (from tamarind and brown sugar) — rich in vitamin C
Kunyit asam (from tamarind, turmeric) — for skin care
I've been wanting to take a picture of a tukang jamu for a long time because I think it's pretty interesting but these days, it's not really easy to snap them since they become rarely (the young generation tukang jamus prefer to ride a bike while selling their jamu).
Those old generation of tukang jamu, they walk around in their neighbourhoud, carry those heavy bottles of jamu on their back and try their best to sell it.
I'm so happy when I saw this tukang jamu because when I asked her whether I could take a picture of her, she was very nice and also cooperative.