Along with Java, These Are 6 Areas Which Also Known to Have Strong Jamu Entrepreneurship 

"Tanah 600 area, Medan, North Sumatra is known as a village that has long known to use family medicinal plants (TOGA). In November 2006, Tanah 600 was awarded by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The village was named as a village with big potential to develop TOGA in North Sumatra."

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Treatment using herbs/jamu has become a tradition for people on the island of Java. Various efficacious plants are compounded and consumed with the aim of treating certain diseases or to maintain stamina and body immunity. But did you know that there are many areas outside Java that also use herbal medicine?

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In Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan (Health Research Bulletin) Vol.40 no.3, September 2012, entitled ‘Gambaran Praktik Penggunaan Jamu oleh Dokter di Enam Provinsi di Indonesia (Overview of the Practice of Using Jamu by Doctors in Six Provinces in Indonesia)’ by Agus Purwadianto, et al, it is stated that Indonesia already has 11 provinces that have Centers for Development and Application of Traditional Medicine ( SP3T, Sentra Pengembangan dan Penerapan Pengobatan Tradisional). Of the 11 provinces, six of them were used as research subjects. One of the provinces outside Java that became the subject was the Province of Bali.

In Bali itself there is a quite popular herbal treatment using jamu, namely using the jamu Loloh Cemcem. This jamu is mostly produced in Panglipuran Village, Bangli Regency, Bali. The main ingredients are leaves of kecemcem or kedondong (Ambarella, Spondias dulcis) and sometimes some are mixed with ginger. This jamu has a blend of sour, salty, sweet, spicy, and sour flavors. This jamu is widely consumed to treat panas dalam (heatiness), overcome constipation, to lower blood pressure.

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Hopping further to the island of Sumatra, there is an area called Tanah 600, Medan, North Sumatra. This area is known as a village that has always used Family Medicinal Plants (TOGA, Tanaman Obat Keluarga). In November 2006, the Tanah 600 area received a certificate of appreciation from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The village has been named an area with great potential to develop TOGA in North Sumatra.

In Tanah 600 village, counseling on the use of TOGA is intensively carried out involving the entire community. In general, the public is advised to allocate a part of ​​​​their house garden (about 2×1 meters) for planting TOGA.

Residents of Tanah 600 plant various types of TOGA, including turmeric, ginger, temulawak ((Java ginger, Curcuma zanthorrhiza), celery, certain medicinal grasses (Poaceae), and many more. In the village there are several houses produce TOGA into jamu and medicinal drinks. This is necessary because not all residents can actually mix jamu and medicinal drinks.

TOGA yang ditanam di Tanah 600 tak sepenuhnya tanaman herbal lokal. Para pegiat TOGA di sana mencari berbagai jenis TOGA dari berbagai daerah. Mereka sampai ke Pulau Jawa dan Pulau Kalimantan untuk melengkapi koleksi TOGA. Hal itu juga memunculkan tantangan baru untuk merawat TOGA agar tetap tumbuh subur.

From Medan, let’s move on to Madura. The four Regencies on the island, Bangkalan, Sampang, Pamekasan, and Sumenep, all have Madurese jamu producers. Most of the jamu produced are intended for female consumers, for reproductive health needs, the health of breastfeeding mothers, and other feminine issues.

Quoted from the Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan (Health System Research Bulletin) Vol.2, no.1, Feb 1998, entitled, ‘Inventarisasi Jamu Madura yang Dimanfaatkan untuk Pengobatan Atau Perawatan Gangguan Kesehatan Berkaitan dengan Fungsi Reproduksi Wanita (Inventory of Madurese Jamu Used for Treatment or maintenance of Health Disorders Related to Women’s Reproductive Function)’, explained that the typical Madurese jamu has a sharper odor than herbs from other regions. It is obtained from types of spices such as kemukus (cubeb, Piper cubeba), black cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, pulosari (Maile, Alyxia oliviformis), maja keeling (Yellow Myrobalan, Terminalia citrina), josukun, and many more.

Madurese jamu usually have the same main ingredient, then to get different properties, other herbs are added. The core ingredients of herbal medicine in Madura consist of about 30-40 raw materials. Each type of jamu uses approximately 10-30 raw materials.