Making Herbal Medicine Workshop, with Dholy Husada from Lifepatch
Location: Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society
Date: September 8, 2018
Hours: 15:00 – 17:00
Do you know empon-empon?
Empon-empon, or rhizomatic plants are a group of plant roots that play an important role in health care, beauty, spices, food and drinks. Empon include roots such as ginger, turmeric, galangal, and many more. Empon-empon or rhizomes/roots are often combined with parts of other plants, such as roots, skin, leaves, seeds and fruit, to produce healthy ingredients. The result is known as jamu, a traditional Javenese herbal medicine drink.
Empon-empon is not the only jamu ingredient; there are many different kinds of medicinal plants that are used as a base for jamu, from spice or spice-based plants to herbs like cloves, cinnamon, kapulogo, nutmeg, lemongrass, pandan leaves etc, with the aim to get a good and healthy herbal taste.
Although empon often looks similar in shape and color, there are many different types with different functions. We invite you to join us at Cemeti Institute, to collectively recognize, feel, taste, see and experience the difference between empon-empon (the main ingredients) for making jamu.
This workshop is part of Lifepatch’s contribution to the group exhibition Bodies of Power/Power for Bodies.