Since being back from Bali we’ve been dying to make some Jamu Kunyit Elixir.

It’s great as an anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser liver and kidney detox, weight management and much more.(It’s also the “love potion” in Eat Pray Love)

Today we finally got around to it.

4 inches Turmeric

1 piece of Tamarind about 1cm thick and 2.5cm diameter (I buy it in a dried “brick” from the organic shop at Erina)

2 lemons

Raw honey

Water

Blender

Mason jar(s) or another glass jar with a lid

Peel Turmeric. (Warning – Everything gets stained yellow but can be cleaned with a good scrub and dish washing liquid) Boil it in about two litres of water for about 20 minutes (This will be the amount of drink you get)

While the Turmeric is boiling, get a pan and pour ~1inch of water into a pan with the peeled Tamarind. Stir the fruit with a wooden utensil. Mix it in with the water so it can melt and dissolve into a jam-like texture. More water shouldn’t be needed, but if it’s looking a bit dry, pour additional water as needed.

When the texture of the tamarind looks soft, turn the heat off and let it cool down

Pour the Turmeric water into the blender with the Turmeric roots and blend. Then add the liquid from the tamarind mixture and blend again – then add the lemon and honey to taste and blend again.

Try adding some mint which takes away the bitterness and adds a refreshing flavour.

Pour into glass jars and refrigerate

Store in fridge up to 3-4 days and drink daily.

85% of indonesians drink this everyday to maintain their general health

Want to print this recipe – see below:

Jamu Kunyit Elixir
 
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Recipe type: Elixir
Cuisine: Indonesian
Serves: 1.5 - 2 litres
Ingredients
  • 4 inches Turmeric
  • 1 piece of Tamarind about 1cm thick and 2.5cm diameter (I buy it in a dried "brick" from the organic shop at Erina)
  • 2 lemons
  • Raw honey
  • 2 litres Water + extra for tamarind
Instructions
  1. Peel Turmeric. (Warning - Everything gets stained yellow but can be cleaned with a good scrub and dish washing liquid) Boil it in about two litres of water for about 20 minutes (This will be the amount of drink you get)
  2. While the Turmeric is boiling, get a pan and pour ~1inch of water into a pan with the peeled Tamarind. Stir the fruit with a wooden utensil. Mix it in with the water so it can melt and dissolve into a jam-like texture. More water shouldn’t be needed, but if it’s looking a bit dry, pour additional water as needed.
  3. When the texture of the tamarind looks soft, turn the heat off and let it cool down
  4. Pour the Turmeric water into the blender with the Turmeric roots and blend. Then add the liquid from the tamarind mixture and blend again - then add the lemon and honey to taste and blend again.
  5. At this point we added a few other things as we had double this recipe - mint takes away much of the bitterness and gives it a refreshing flavour
  6. Pour into glass jars and refrigerate
  7. Store in fridge up to 3-4 days and drink daily.