Cover Material: Paperback
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date : 2012-09-10
Author: Beers, Susan-Jane
ISBN-13 : 9780804843089
Pages : 192

Description :

Indonesian jamu–part of an integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty encompassing powders pills ointments lotions massage and ancient folklore–is unknown to most Westerners. Howwhenwhere and why were these treatments developed? And what is so special about them? Through the pages of this book, you’ll learn about the closed world of ancient Javanese palaces where Indonesian jamu was perfected. You meet the healers and jamu makers whose skills have been passed from generation to generation and learn about their cures. Advice is offered on where to find these age-old remedies including formulae that can be made safely at home. The information here is for people who wish to find out more about Indonesian health and beauty draw their own conclusions and even try jamu for themselves. An integrated system of inner and outer health and beauty Indonesia jamu has a 1200-year-old history yet little is known about it outside this diverse island nation. The first book to comprehensively explore the background materials and application of this holistic approach Jamu: The Ancient Indonesian Art of Herbal Healing is the culmination of ten years of research and more than 100 interviews with practitioners and producers–from housewives in kitchen apothecaries to CEOs of multinational corporations. Its publication coincides with the increasing availability in the West of modern preparations of these time-honored herbal remedies. Encompassing medicine massage cosmetics and folklore jamu is as applicable to today’s lifestyles as it was in the rarefied world of the ancient Javanese palaces where it was perfected. Complemented by explanatory photographs shot on location Jamu is the first definitive reference to this exotic yet practical healthcare system.

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