They say there's a first time for everything. And the RIUH girls have decided to give Jamu a shot (pun intended).
Jamu is commonly known, usually by those in the Malay community, as a health drink for women. It is predominantly made from natural materials, such as roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves and fruits. It is known to have a variety of benefits, and to help with one's overall health and wellbeing.
Jamuglo strives to educate and empower women to embrace their sexual wellness. Jamuglo is 100% organic, gluten-free and cruelty-free with absolutely nothing artificial! Their aim is to shift the taboo surrounding intimacy and we're HERE FOR IT!
Meet the RIUH Girls:
They sent us a batch of their De-tox and Kencur Juice jamu drinks to try: De-tox for the morning and Kencur Juice for the evening - and here's what we had to say!
Cat: I'm not super active, but I enjoy yoga and the occasional hike.
Nabo: I'm usually sitting or lying down...but morning walks are a'ight.
Renee: New mom and breastfeeding. I was advised not to take jamu during confinement and that it may affect my milk supply but I know people take it for internal health, especially after childbirth. So that’s a little conflicting. But no, it did not affect my milk supply. Was hoping for a spike in supply. Perhaps after few bottles in.
Mar: I try to keep active, at least breaking a sweat three times a week.
Ems: Pretty active. I enjoy working out and breaking a sweat every other day.
Cat: Strong branding! I like how it looks like any other modern lifestyle beverage. Looks nice on the 'gram.
Nabo: LOVE the look and feel of Jamuglo - definitely made Jamu approachable to the younger audience.
Renee: Cute packaging. It’s definitely designed with a modern woman in mind.
Mar: Although Jamu is foreign to me, I was enticed to give it a shot - had that fresh almost "juice" like appeal!
Ems: Looks good, sounds good - I was easily intrigued to try!
Average rating: 4.5
Cat: It has a nice refreshing cinnamon taste which I love. Light and easy on the tummy early in the morning.
Mar: I didn't expect to like this THAT much! Definitely easier making it a routine since its yums.
Average rating: 2.8
Nabo: I swallowed a whole cookie right after to avoid having to taste it.
Renee: It’s not tooooo bad as I was expecting worse. Jamu has always had a reputation for tasting nasty. But this feels like a watered down version of the original thing. Hence it’s drinkable.
Cat: I did experience more discharge but I guess that means my body is detoxing so that's a good sign!
Nabo: I had my first try of De-tox on the first day of puasa during sahur - I had an instant reaction with gassiness.
Renee: I’m sure we would need to consume more than a bottle to actually feel it’s effectiveness.
Mar: I did feel it helped with regulating menses. And also, a close friend did say my skin looked better, maybe it is that Jamuglo? Hehe.
Ems: I felt hungrier throughout the day...is that normal? Lol
Cat: I've heard the word before but I never really knew what it was all about. Jamuglo's IG content gave me a lot of info on what it was and how it worked.
Nabo: Yes I’ve heard of it but never actually knew what it is for - and I always thought it was for older women!
Renee: Yes, my maid used to make ‘em fresh on the stove and the whole house would smell funky for the day.
Mar: Of course! But never felt drawn to give it a shot.
Ems: Nope - but I guess it feels somewhat similar to Chinese health drinks.
Cat: I liked it! Would totally buy and try a couple more bottles just to see its full effect.
Nabo: I think it has to be drank for a longer period of time. But besides that, Jamuglo has made taking care of your sexual health a lot more approachable and understandable for me.
Renee: Don’t mind to continue to consume it to feel the difference. Probably cute as a gift too!
Mar: I'd incorporate the De-tox into my daily intake to really reap the true benefits! But as for Kencur Juice, as the days went by, I found it more difficult to consume it. The taste is something I'm not sure I can commit to regularly.
Ems: I love the movement, but I do lean towards more traditional supplements.
Cat: Pricing's pretty decent. Its RM35 a bottle and if you drink about 70ml a day, it lasts for 7 days. Worth it I'd say!