Jilungin is a leaf from the Terminalia cansecens, a relative of the Kakadu plum. The trees grow throughout the Dampier Peninsula, and can reach heights of around 10 metres. The leaves are harvested after the wet season, and when brewed with hot water (often the bark of the tree is included as well) will encourage a deep and restful sleep.
Jilungin has a pleasant herbal aroma and a gentle earthy taste. While it’s traditionally brewed as a tea, Jilungin can also be used to flavour meats.
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