- Walk through the beautiful surrounding of Ubud
- Learn all about the use of herbs and plants in traditional medicine
- Enjoy a fresh coconut along the way
- Duration: 3 hours
- Maximum number of people is 6
Hello, we are Westi and Lilir and we have a real passion for nature and traditional herbal medicine making. Both our parents were Balinese healers and farmers who have passed on their knowledge to us. Now we try to do the same to newer generations.
During this 3-hour walk we will teach as much as possible about herbal medicine making and the herbs and plants that grow along the edges of the sawahs near Ubud. You will learn about the methods the local farmers use to cultivate rice and to produce the traditional medicines. Boreh, a type of body scrub for example is used to prevent rheumatism and is made out of cloves, ginger, red rice, galangal and Javanese turmeric. Lilir will pull, pick and crush roots and leaves so you can smell the strong fragrances. You will enjoy sucking the nectar out of the red flowers of the hibiscus tree and drinking fresh, young coconut juice.
The older generations have used traditional medicines all their lives and just used their own backyards to prepare what they needed. It is sad to see that this old tradition is disappearing as the younger generations use modern medicine today. With this walk we would like to show you the richness of nature and what it provides us with.
The tour is every day starting at 8.30 am to 12 pm.
- Herbal walk
- English speaking guide
- Herbal Tea
- Refreshing herbal drinks
- Balinese cake or tropical fruit