July 8, 2014 ICS Travel Group

Traditions & Beliefs | Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine is alive throughout Indonesia

.  Traditional medicine is alive throughout Indonesia. Javanese curers called ‘dukun‘ deal with a variety of illnesses of physical, emotional, and spiritual origin through combinations of herbal and magical means.

In north Sumatra, some ethnic curers specialize; for example, Karo bonesetters have many clinics. Herbal medicines and tonics called jamu are both home blended and mass produced.