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Indigenous remedies in Indonesia

Indonesians turn to traditional remedies to fend off COVID-19

JAKARTA: Traditional remedies are widely sought after in Indonesia as concern grows over the COVID-19 outbreak.

Javanese turmeric, red ginger, lemongrass and cinnamon – the ingredients needed to make traditional herbal drink jamu – are selling fast in wet markets, with their prices jumped up to 150 per cent last week.