Our library contains dozens of plants used in Bali and Java
MODERN AND ANCIENT WAYS TO PREPARE MEDICINE
We combine tried methods with ancient knowledge
GARDEN INFORMATION FOR LOCALS AND VISITORS
a wealth of medicinal plants growing within the heart of Bali
With hundreds of plants that are known to the traditional form of herbal medicine, Jamu, Indonesia has a wealth of knowledge and tradition with using plants to aid in recovery from a variety of ailments. Our library of plants will share their unique properties and the local lore with you.
After finding the right plant it is important to know to how prepare it so that it can be used more effectively. We have a list of guides and tours on how these plants can be used.
Medicinal Garden Locator
In order to help maintain the diverse number of plants used in traditional medicine, it is important to have many gardens which share their speciments and products. We have listed here a few of the gardens, and how to contact them for further information.
This plant's essential oils are a key ingredient to any natural insect repellant.
Why Traditional Medicine?
These plants have generations of test subjects, indicating that they can be used in a safe manner with predictable side effects. Nearly all commercial medicines come from the forest, so why should we look beyond our medicine cabinet for substances to help our ailments?
Proven research on many plants efficacy
Control your dosage and limit the danger
Many chemicals work in conjunction with other chemicals in the same plant
Not limited to only those who can pay for the cure
Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plant Pics for the Soul
Aloe, a monocot, grows in a whorled formation.
Young cinnamon leaves come out a bright red.
The bark of a tamarind tree.
The Apotek Hidup is a network of medicinal gardens throughout the South of Bali. We cultivate, harvest, and prepare medicinal plants. Through education, application, and archiving we strive to maintain a strong working knowledge of medicinal plants in Bali.