Wow, It Turns Out Bandrek Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels!

"Unexpectedly, a glass of bandrek has many benefits. This traditional Indonesian drink, which is often drunk to warm the body, is also effective to control blood sugar levels."

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  10/02/2020 07:50 WIB

2 Minutes read.

Jamupedia friends, bandrek is a drink native to Indonesia, precisely from Sunda areas (West Java). Bandrek has a very distinctive taste, which is sweet and spicy. The spicy taste in bandrek comes from the basic ingredients: ginger, lemongrass, coriander, cloves, cardamom, and pepper. While the sweet taste, comes from palm sugar or milk, which is also often added as an alternative ingredient.

The many types of spices in wedang bandrek are offers benefits for our bodies. Wedang bandrek, if taken without sugar, is believed to have good properties for diabetics, as a controller of blood sugar levels. Remember, if consumed sugar-free!

In general, diabetics will be advised to use insulin or various types of drugs to control blood sugar levels. However, in the long term the treatment process can have a negative impact on our health. Diabetics may consume wedang bandrek as an alternative to controlling blood sugar.

Jamupedia friends, you can enjoy wedang bandrek any time at home. Here are the ingredients and how to make it:


  • 400 g brown sugar
  • 200 g ginger
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 finger Cinnamon
  • 5 cardamom
  • 5 g salt
  • pandan leaves (to taste)
  • 1 coconut meat (to taste)
  • 2 liters of water

How to make:

  1. wash and peel the ginger, then burn and crush
  2. boil water
  3. Add ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and pandan leaves to the boiling water. Boil all ingredients for about 15 minutes (low heat). While waiting for it to boil, add the coconut sugar and salt until it dissolves.
  4. Shredded coconut meat into a glass (amount according to taste).
  5. Strain the boiled water into a glass with coconut shavings.
  6. Wait until wedang bandrek becomes warmer to be ready to serve.


Sunaryo, Endang S. 2015. Minuman Tradisional Penguat Kekebalan Tubuh. Jakarta: PT Elex Media Komputindo.

https://manfaat.co.id/manfaat-minum-bandrek (diakses pada tanggal 3 November 2019).