Jamun (syzygium cumini) is an important indigenous minor fruit of commercial value. Tree is tall, evergreen, also grown for shade and windbreak. Jamun or Black plum is known to be associated with many health and medicinal benefits. Black plum is known to relieve stomach pain, carminative, antiscorbutic and diuretic.Jamun (Syzygium cumini) is an important indigenous minor fruit of commercial value.
Health Benefits of Jamun Fruit
Jamun for diabetes treatment
Jamun fruit and jamun seed are good for diabetes patient. Black plum has anti-diabetic features. Seed extract in liquid or powder form is given to patients with diabetes Mellitus or glycosuria. In many cases, blood sugar level drops quickly. Dried alcoholic extract of Jamun seeds reduces blood sugar and glycosuria. Seeds contain an alkaloid, jambosine and glycoside jambolin or antimellin which halts the conversion of starch into sugar. Seed extract lowers blood pressure by 34.6 percent.
Jamun to increase Hemoglobin
Jamun has an adequate amount of iron and vitamin C. Presence of iron in the black plum is good to increase the hemoglobin count. Jamun iron content acts as blood purifying agent. Since it is the medium of purifying the blood; it is good for skin and beauty. Iron content is beneficial in menses where the lady faces blood loss. People suffering from anemia and jaundice should take Jamun because of its high iron content.
Jamun for healthy heart
Jamun is extremely beneficial to keep heart disease at bay. Black plum is laden with potassium. 100 gram of Jamun contains about 55 mg of potassium. This sufficient amount of Jamun is beneficial to diseases like heart, high blood pressure, and stroke. Regular eating of Jamun helps to prevent hardening of arteries.
Jamun for ulcers
The eating of Jamun leaves is good in treating of digestive related disorders. Chewing and eating of Jamun leaves are good in treating of diarrhea and ulcers. Jamun leaves have great significance in Ayurvedic medicine. Jamun is good in prevention of liver diseases such as necrosis and fibrosis. Due to the presence of biochemical and phytochemical substance like polyphenol, the black plum acts like as anti-cancer substance. Jamun solves acidity when it is taken along with roasted cumin powder and black salt.
Jamun for oral health
Black plum leaves are antibacterial properties and are used for strengthening teeth and gum. Leaves are astringent, considered good for throat problems. A decoction of the bark is used to wash mouth and beneficial for mouth ulceration due to its astringent effect. It is good for the mouth as well as for teeth due to its acidity. Gargling of its bark helps in prevention of gums bleeding (gingivitis). Jamun leaves powder, which is obtained after drying and burning it, used as teeth powder and helpful in checking gum infection and bleeding.
Jamun for beauty and fair skin
Jamun seeds are used as an effective agent to treat acne. Jamun seeds are crushed and mix with cow milk. The paste should be applied before going to bed and wash it in the morning. Regular application of these ingredients is helpful in curing and treating of acne. The problem of oily skin is controlled with the mix of Jamun pulp, barley flour, amla juice and rose water. Use this mix as a face mask and wash when it gets dry. To control dark spots from a face, the paste of Jamun seed powder, lemon powder, gram flour, few drops of almond oil and rose water, is prepared. Jamun cures leucoderma after stimulating the melanin.