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Traditional Indonesian herbal tonic meets modern-day barista

A drink made with turmeric, ginger and island spices catches on in Jakarta

A barista prepares an ancient elixir in a Jakarta cafe that is winning over some of the capital's health-conscious corporate warriors.

JAKARTA -- A traditional medicine once pushed to the brink of oblivion by its modern-day usurpers has been given a second life -- as a tonic for health-conscious Indonesians.

Jamu is a mixture of turmeric, ginger and a variety of spices found all over the sprawling archipelago. It is consumed as a beverage.

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