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The Traditional Turmeric Health Drink


JAMU KUNYIT is the traditional Indonesian wonder juice with family recipes handed down through generations for over 5,000 years. This elixir has claims to treat all manner of illnesses, including liver and kidney disorders, heart disease, skin diseases, depression and preventing metastases in cancer. There are many variations on this recipe, but here is one of them:

200g turmeric, peeled and sliced
100g tamarind, peeled and inner fruit used
20g ginger peeled and sliced
50g coconut palm sugar or 50ml coconut nectar or raw honey
juice of 2 lemons or the equivalent of limes
1 litre of filtered or spring water

Simmer all ingredients, except for lemon and honey, over low heat for 20 minutes.
Throw away tamarind seeds and seed peel.
Add lemon juice and honey or coconut sugar or nectar
Mix all ingredients and strain and press through a fine sieve.
Refrigerate in a glass jar for up to one week.

The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric (kunyit) and is the fresh turmeric root, containing more of the active principle, curcumin, than the dried powder.
However this will stain your hands yellow, along with anything else it comes in contact with.
Curcumin is fat-soluble, and its bio-availability is increased with the addition of a small amount of Virgin Coconut Oil, or with this oil or olive oil present in a food consumed concurrently.

Enjoy exceptional health by having a glass of this amazing elixir each day.


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