Indonesia is the source of sought-after and most valuable commodity: spices. It is estimated that in the course of time and on a worldwide scale, 400-500 plant species have been used as spices. For Southeast Asia, the number is close to 275 species (Prosea, 1999). Indonesia has a rich tradition that is related to its biodiversity, including the use of spices. Spices have become major commodities that are widely consumed to maintain wellness, health, used as medicine, food seasoning, preservatives to healing therapy, within its cultural rites. In this course, participant will learn about Indonesian spices and how it is used to maintain health and wellness. After completing this course, participants should be able to prepare common traditional Indonesia beverages and other traditional external usage of spice to maintain wellness.

COURSE INFORMATION

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the benefits of spices and herbs.
  • Understanding the philosophy of Indonesian health and wellness traditions through the use of local spices.
  • Able to prepare basic internal usage of spice consumed to maintain health.
  • Able to prepare spice ingredients and perform ethnowellness treatment.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Ethnowellness Lecture
  • Ethnowellness Presentation
  • Interactive Workshop
  • Case Studies Discussion Session
  • Product Observation (mask, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair treatment, massage oil, ratus, aromatherapy, detoxification, scrubbing, etc.
  • Experiment

Assessment Method

Project Work

Materials

Handout and starter’s kit

Session Rundown

Day 1: Ethnowellness Introduction

09:30 – 10:00

Opening

10:00 – 11:00

Lecture :

Introduction on Indonesian Culture (LPPSP UI)

11:00 – 12:00

Lecture :

Ethnowellness and the Spices of the Archipelago (PMEI)

13:00 – 14:30

Lecture :

Indonesian Beauty and Wellness

Day 2: Beauty Treatment

10:00 – 12:00

Session 1

13:00 – 15:00

Session 2

Day 3: Body Treatment & Ethnospa

10:00 – 12:00

Session 1

13:00 – 15:00

Session 2