Jamu Herbal Firming Powder - 100% Organic
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What is Jamu?
The word “Jamu” means herbs in the Malay language. The traditional Jamu post-natal treatments originated from South East Asia before the 17th century where its central theme is to restore the well being of mothers through using traditional herbs. This knowledge has been passed down from generations to generations. Due to its amazing benefits to women who have just given birth, it is now a very popular treatment in South East Asia.
Savon Mama Jamu Herbal Firming Powder is prepared using an powerful blend of healing plants and herbs. Our formula features herbs and spices such as Turmeric Root, Clove, Anise Seed, Ginger Root, Lemongrass, Cumin Seed and Cinnamon. All these ingredients create a well-balanced and soothing effect, leaving you thoroughly satisfied and relaxed. Jamu helps encourage blood circulation and repel “wind” from the body, which is believed to be the cause of rheumatism and inexplicable aches as mothers age. Jamu herbal paste is applied on the midsection before putting on the belly bind helping to firm and tighten post-delivery flab on the belly. The main purpose of Jamu treatment is to help the new mom get back into shape and stay healthy as she continues to brings up children.
Before the modern healthcare system was established, antenatal care, labor, and postnatal care of the mother and baby were the responsibility of a Bidan (midwife) The Bidan's skills were usually handed down from generation to generation through hands-on-training. Accordingly to the Malay tradition, the new mother was strictly home-bound after the delivery for 40 to 48 days. During this time, she was restricted to light duties and encouraged to breastfeed until the child is 2 yrs old.The following procedures were carried out during the confinement period. The Bidan took a Tuku (metal instrument with a sphere at the end of a long handle) heated it by fire, wrapped it in cloth or paper, and gently rolled it over the woman's abdomen.The rolling movement gave a gentle massage and diffused the heat throughout the abdomen. Starting with the head and neck, the Bidan slowly massaged towards the lower limbs. Care was taken in massaging the abdomen. A Bengkung (a cloth approx. 8 meter longs) was wrapped tightly around the woman's waist and pelvic to act as a brace. It was usually worn in the morning after the body massage and during the night.
Jamu Treatment and Wrap Therapy Today
The modern Bidan is usually a certified masseuse who specializes in postnatal care and natural remedies. Jamu herbal paste is applied to the mother’s midsection. A Bengkung belly bind is then firmly wrap around the woman's abdomen. The wrap is to be worn for a minimum of 8 hours up to the entire day. The Jamu are intended to work together to tighten the abdominal muscle and stretched skin reducing the after-birth bulge. The wrap is also believed to help the pelvis (which expands during childbirth) resume its original shape.
Today, with more mothers returning to the workforce soon after having a baby, the confinement period of 40 to 48 days has been shortened to suit the woman's schedule and budget. Intensive postnatal Jamu treatment and wrap therapy is usually performed for 14 days to 30 days. The techniques, as outlined above has been modified to meet modern standards. Our line of specialty postpartum products re-create the same effect as the old remedies and can be done in the comfort of your own home:
Postpartum Mommy Oil
Bengkung Belly Bind
Asian Spice Sea Salt Body Scrub
Ginger Body Cream
Ingredients: Organic Oryza Sativa (Brown Rice) Powder, Organic Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass) Powder, Organic Cinnamomum Sp. (Cinnamon) Powder, Organic Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot), Organic Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Organic Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed Powder, Organic Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Organic Syzygium Aromaticium (Clove), Organic Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, Organic Cuminum Cyminum (Cumin) Seed Powder
Mix 5 spoonfuls (wooden spoon is included) of firming powder with Savon Mama Postpartum Mommy Oil or carrier oil of choice to form a paste. Spread paste evening onto your stomach area. Cover with a thin cloth before using belly bind. Use daily with belly bind for 14 days and bind for at least 8 hours a day. Wash paste off after removing belly bind. Followed by Asian Spice Sea Salt Body Scrub and Ginger Body Cream for a complete treat!
EXTERNAL USE ONLY. DO NOT use on broken or irritated skin. DO NOT use until surgical incisions have healed completely. For sensitive skin, do a small test patch before applied to large area. The paste will stain clothes and your belly bind (and may temporarily stain your skin) so once applied directly to the body, it should be covered with a breathable cloth of your choice before using your belly bind.
100% Organic Ingredients with no preservatives or harmful substances.
One jar lasts approx. 7 times of use
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult with a health professional before use. Always store in a cool, dry location. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.