009: There seems to be a jamu (traditional herbal medicine) for every type of ailment. There’s a jamu to help skinny kids increase their appetite, one that increases the sexual endurance of men and even one that is said to tighten a woman’s vagina.
On a normal day Ibu Tayem sells between 30-50 cups of jamu at an average of 4,000 rupiah ($0.34) per cup. After costs she says that brings her a monthly income of 3,000,000 rupiah ($255).
Thanks to Farid Ardian and Edward Gunawan.