About the Author
Susan-Jane Beers is an Irish-born writer who lived and worked in England until 1987 when she moved to the Far East. While living in Indonesia in the early 1990s, she became interested in Indonesian traditional medicine when it solved a chronic ailment within days. This led to ten years of in-depth research into the archipelago's traditional health and beauty industry and its applications, resulting in this book. Beers also writes for a number of regional magazines, including Artention, The Peak and B International in Hong Kong and Expat magazine in Singapore.