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Jamu cekok kerkop, an old traditions of health

Jamu cekok kerkop, an old traditions of health

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | Views [1095]

Most of its consumers are children who are brought by their mothers which have trouble in eating, having a cold, fever, and many other illnesses. Because of its bitter taste and pungent smell, kids usually refuses to drink down this herbal medicine. So in order for them to consume the jamu, the child is held down, especially their head, arms, and legs so they wont resist. Then his mouth is forced to be open and drink the liquid jamu. This is method is called cekok and where jamu cekok got its name

Most of its consumers are children who are brought by their mothers which have trouble in eating, having a cold, fever, and many other illnesses. Because of its bitter taste and pungent smell, kids usually refuses to drink down this herbal medicine. So in order for them to consume the jamu, the child is held down, especially their head, arms, and legs so they wont resist. Then his mouth is forced to be open and drink the liquid jamu. This is method is called cekok and where jamu cekok got its name

For some people in the Javanese society who lives in Yogyakarta, traditional medication is still favored and considered better than modern treatment. One of the most common is by drinking a herbal medicine so called Jamu, like the ones known in a local shop "Jamu Cekok Kerkop". This jamu shop is the oldest in Yogyakarta since 1875 with Kertowiryorahardjo as founder and has hold on until its fourth generation, 76 years-old, Zaelali

Most of its consumers are children who are brought by their mothers which have trouble in eating, having a cold, fever, and many other illnesses. Because of its bitter taste and pungent smell, kids usually refuses to drink down this herbal medicine. So in order for them to consume the jamu, the child is held down, especially their head, arms, and legs so they wont resist. Then his mouth is forced to be open and drink the liquid jamu. This is method is called cekok and where jamu cekok got its name

But there are also kids who are able to drink down the jamu without the hassle to be cekok. But these are usually jamu which doesn't taste bitter and has already been added a natural sweetener

Jamu itself is made by natural ingredients, mostly extracted herbs. Every ingredients has its own savor. The herbs are then mixed together to produce a unique blend, depending on the type of illness or complaints

Tags: culture, health, people, traditions

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