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Jamu Juice Tonic – Turmeric Ginger Drink

by | Jun 29, 2022 | Juicing for Health


This juice tonic is my cold-pressed version of a traditional Indonesian anti-inflammatory drink called Jamu. It can be served slightly warmed on the stove during the winter months or chilled from the fridge.

It is a natural anti-inflammatory tonic with many health benefits from reducing inflammation, aiding digestion and enhancing immunity.

Drink 125ml (1/2 cup) in between meals or first up in the morning.

It has a strong flavour that is sweet and spicey. You can add more coconut water if the flavour is too strong for you.

The recipe will last a week in the fridge in an airtight container. Shake before serving.



    • 1/2 cup fresh turmeric
    • 1/4 cup fresh ginger
    • 1 lime
    • 2 cups coconut water
    • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Juicing Time: 2 mins
Juice Qty: 500 ml
Serves: 4


Fresh Turmeric

  • Cut into thin slices leaving the skin on
  • Cut into small pieces no wider than your thumb


  • Cut into thin slices leaving the skin on
  • Cut into small pieces no wider than your thumb


  • Thinly slice off the outer skin
  • Juice whole


Close the cap on the juicer.

Start with turmeric. Add a small handful to the juicer and allow the machine to press through before adding another small handful.

Continue until all the turmeric is pressed then repeat the same for the ginger.

Pour the maple syrup into the juicer followed by the whole lime.

When the lime has finished pressing add 1 cup of coconut water to the juicer and allow to mix for 30 secs.

Open the cap to release the juice.

Close the cap again and add the 2nd cup of coconut water to the juicer letting it mix again for 30 secs before releasing it into the juice.


Tip: keep the lime peel to use for cleaning the juicer. Add the peel to the juicer with the cap closed and fill the bowl with water. Let the juicer clean itself for 60 sec before release the water.

Health Benefits

Category: Immune System, Lymphatic System, Anti-inflammatory


Turmeric is one of the most studied spices in the world with thousands of people looking into its health and healing benefits every day.

Let's start with it boosting the health of your immune system through its amazing anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties it holds.

Note that the inflammation seen in chronic illness is due to the body’s natural immune response to a foreign presence such as a virus, bacteria, toxin — not, as many sources mistakenly say, due to the body turning against itself.

I think turmeric is critical to calm down anything in the body that’s inflamed and causing pain, from nerves to joints to inflammation in the brain.

Also after a workout or any heavy day's labor, try to consume more turmeric. It can shorten recovery time for muscles, ligaments, and joints after exercise, and it also acts as an antiinflammatory for any minor injuries.

The main component in turmeric, curcumin, has phenomenal anti-cancer properties and has been known to help to inhibit prostate, skin, colon, mouth, esophageal, lung, stomach, pancreatic, liver, and breast cancer.


Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.

Ginger is like every's favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial. 

Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.


When you think of limes think of cleansing your Lymphatic system.

They may only be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because of the mineral salts.

Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.

Fresh-squeezed lime offers bioactive calcium that your body craves, antioxidant flavonoids for fighting disease, and they help purge many toxic substances like plastics and synthetic chemicals.

Tip: fresh lime juice squeezed onto a small cut or abrasion is a powerful disinfecting, antibacterial aid.

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Kuvings Master Juice Chef


Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.

Disclaimer: information contained in this email is for educational purposes only source from various books and websites. If you do anything we recommend without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.