UBUD, Bali (BPN) – Bringing one of the local home industries that perpetuate the traditional Indonesian herbal drink to light, Adiwana Resort Jembawan in collaboration with Jamu Sehati unveiled a special Jamu (herbal drinks)-making workshop at Herb Library Restaurant on Saturday, November 6th, 2021.
The idea behind “Medicine by Nature” was to raise awareness of a traditional and natural approach to well-being that is often overlooked – jamu drinks.
When it comes to a healthy lifestyle in Bali, Ubud becomes most travelers’ favorite place to go. With a name that comes from the Balinese word “Ubad”, which means medicine, Ubud has long been known as a mystical place, rich in healing powers.
In the past few years, Ubud has become something of a raw food capital, with more vegetarian, vegan, and raw food restaurants.
Puji Siswanti, Managing Director of Jamu Sehati explained, the popularity of Jamu as an herbal drink in Bali’s tourism is now increasing.
This is proven by the increasing number of orders for hotels and restaurants, and especially orders from foreign tourists who drink herbal medicine.
“Currently nearly 70 percent of our customers are foreigners. In addition, we also export Jamu to several countries,” she said after the workshop.
With this Medicine by Nature event, Adiwana Hotels & Resorts will continue participating in reviving the tourism industry in Bali, especially in Ubud, by creating culinary events and other functions that are planned to be held soon.
Adiwana Resort Jembawan as the host of this event hopes to elevate the healthy lifestyle, embody the preservation of Indonesian cuisine, as well as increase more food and beverage events in Ubud.
Sales Manager of Adiwana Resort Jembawan Bayu Rahmadhi said the Medicine by Nature event was more to provide information about herbal medicine, starting from how to make it, and the benefits for the body.
“Jamu is a traditional herbal drink that is very suitable with the concept of Herb Library and Adiwana Resort Jembawan as a boutique wellness resort. Besides, it is also in accordance with the desire to stimulate tourism in Bali and Ubud in particular,” he said.
Adiwana Resort Jembawan is a boutique wellness retreat located in the heart of Ubud that focuses on the body, mind, and spirit of rejuvenation, a healing sanctuary for personal renewal with affordable solutions to many of the issues caused by trying to exist in today’s fast-paced world.
It is a place where people are encouraged to slow down, eat nutritious food and return to the basics of simply living well.
Herb Library is a contemporary, healthy dining venue located at the front entrance of Adiwana Resort Jembawan.
The restaurant not only serves purely raw or ‘living’ food, but also offers a rather different, plant-based all-day dining menu for Herbivores with sustainably and responsibly sourced fish and chicken options for Omnivores.
This is carefully crafted and nutritionally balanced, multi-culturally influenced cuisine that uses local, seasonal ingredients.
Starting with canapés and a glass of jamu, the event held a special jamu-making workshop by Jamu Sehati.
Guests were introduced to a bunch of benefits from jamu as well as the philosophy of its self. Complete with a question and answer session, guests are given the opportunity to feed their curiosity on jamu.
Followed with a specially prepared 3-course lunch, guests will savor signature dishes by the resident chef at Herb Library Restaurant.
At the end of the event, those who are lucky will get a chance to win exciting door prizes.