Spring Into Action With Kamalaya’s Healthy Jamu Turmeric Elixir Recipe

Karina Stewart

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa Founder and Chief Wellness Officer

May 27, 2023

Balanced wellbeing starts with the support you provide your body through nutrition. This traditional tonic from Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary’s menu is refreshing, and revitalising and has medicinal benefits with its anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting and antibacterial properties.

With Indonesia as its cultural home, Jamu is a refreshing and revitalising traditional medicinal tonic that has been used for over 1000 years to lower inflammation and improve immunity. The two medicinal roots, ginger and turmeric make a powerful team with a multitude of health benefits. The source of Jamu’s vivid colour is curcumin, the powerful anti-inflammatory component in turmeric, which is valued by many as a pain reliever and liver tonic.

Ginger, whilst also being strongly anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, helps to build our “digestive fire” and can be used to treat nausea and indigestion. Jamu can be served warm or chilled. For a gentle liver flush and to stimulate digestive secretions, enjoy a 30ml shot each morning 15 minutes before breakfast.

Here, find the recipe from the Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa menu:


  • Fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced
  • (OR substitute with organic dried turmeric powder)
  • Fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • Coconut water or mineral water
  • Organic raw honey
  • Limes, juiced


  1. Combine the water, turmeric and ginger in a blender and use a high speed setting to achieve the consistency of a juice. Transfer the liquid to a thick bottomed saucepan, bring to the boil on medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes, allowing the spices to fully infuse, thereby unlocking the depth of their therapeutic properties.
  2. Set aside and allow to cool. Pass the liquid through a fine strainer and discard any solid particles. Stir in the honey and lime until the honey has dissolved.
  3. Transfer to a sterilised glass bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary

The Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa menu features an expansive selection of delicious plant-based delicacies that are light, freshly prepared and designed specifically with the whole being wellness in mind. Find more recipes here:

Kamalaya Zucchini Spaghetti with Curry Pumpkin Sauce

Kamalaya: Healthy Detox Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Kamalaya’s Chilled Melon Soup With Ginger And Mint Granite


By Karina Stewart

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa Founder and Chief Wellness Officer

Karina Stewart is Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa. Born and raised in Mexico, Karina’s life journey has been greatly influenced by her mother’s interest in natural healing, meditation, yoga and spirituality. From the age of 14, when she began meditating and exploring Asian spiritual philosophies, Karina’s heart was opened to an existence of devotion and self discovery. Karina has more than twenty years experience in the study and practice of diverse Asian healing and spiritual traditions. Prior to Kamalaya, Karina founded a health centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, where for seven years she practiced Oriental Medicine and produced a range of Chinese herbal products. Karina’s vision is behind Kamalaya’s integral wellness programs, which aims to access the inner healing power within each individual and support a harmonious integration of heart, body, mind, and spirit.



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