TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo shared the recipe of his daily drink for staying healthy through a one-minute video blog or vlog on his Twitter account today morning, July 23.
“Do you want to know how I keep my body stay fit? No secret, no special [treatment], only a simple drink,” the President tweeted at 08:00 a.m.
On the video, the former Jakarta governor said he was still in Bogor Palace and would about to start his day. “Usually, I drink jamu (a traditional herbal drink) before starting my activity,” said the President while holding a large green-white marble mug.
He explained the herbal beverage was made from a mix of temulawak or Curcuma or Javanese ginger, ginger, and turmeric. The spices, he added, could be chopped or mashed then boil them with water until simmer. It is best to strain the debris before drinking.
“I have consumed [jamu] since 17-18 years ago to date,” he said, adding that the herbal drink made him stay healthy.
“Do you want to try? Make it yourself,” said Jokowi while laughing.
As of 11:30 a.m., Jokowi's post has been retweeted for more than two thousand and gained over ten thousand likes.