In Javanese wedang means drinking and uwuh means garbage. It goes without saying that the ingredients for making wedang uwuh do not include garbage! But because of the special blend of the ingredients, this drink looks like garbage swimming in water.
The ingredients include secang wood, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg leaf, lemon grass root and cardamom. When one considers the natural ingredients, wedang uwuh has many health advantages, ranging from reducing cholesterol to blood circulation benefits to antioxidants. Wedang uwuh is delicious served hot or warm, has a sweet taste thanks to the candy sugar, is hearty, has a bright red color, and features a distinctive aroma of spices.