Jamun (Syzygium cumini)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Jamun

Jamun (Latinname - Syzygium cumini), is known as Jambul in English and Jambu or Mahaphala in Sanskrit. It is an evergreen plant found both in wild and cultivated form. It is a commonly seen plant and it grows to about 100 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Jamun fruits are multi-use in nature. For some health reasons, the jamun fruit is generally advised to be consumed with salt.

Medicinal uses of Jamun:

  • The jamun fruit seems to work miraculously to cure diabetes. It serves as a wonderful medicine for those suffering from hyperglycemia.

  • The fruit is rich in iron and hence acts as a natural blood purifier.

  • It is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is highly beneficial to maintain overall health of the eye and the skin. The fruit works wonders to your skin. Its astringent property makes the skin glowing, healthy and free from pimples.

  • The fruit is effective against malaria and other bacterial and microbial infections.

  • It safeguards our body from various harmful effects of the free radicals – the major cause of cardiovascular disorders. It also helps to boost the immune system of our body.

  • The fruit is useful in improving respiratory infections. Jamun is used to treat several respiratory disorders like asthma, cough and bronchitis.

  • The fruit is used in the treatment of digestive system-related problems such as abdominal pain, flatulence and dysentery.

  • The bark of jamun is effective in treating leucorrhea.

  • The herb is beneficial in making the teeth and gums strong and healthy.

  • The Jamun is good for the throat diseases. The fruit is useful to treat sore throat and mouth ulcers.

  • According to Ayurveda, the herb is known to pacify the pitta and kapha dosha; however, it aggravates the vata dosha.