Jambu (syzygium cumini) is widely used by the traditional healers for the treatment of various diseases especially diabetes and related complications. It has immense nutritional and medicinal properties known to rural folk since time immemorial. The plant has many important compounds which confer the most of the characteristics of the plant.
According to Hindus, Jambu is the fruit of the gods. Plants of this family are known to be rich in volatile oils which are reported for their uses in medicine and many fruits of the family have a rich history of uses both as edible and as traditional medicine.
|Rasa (Taste)||Madhura, amla,kasaya|
|Vipak (Post-digestive effect)||Katu|
|Guna (Quality)||Heavy, Dry|
|Doshic Effect||Balances -K- P, increase V|
The active ingredient jamboline keeps blood sugar level in check and treats hyperglycemia.
Excellent carminative, digestive properties and antacid property of jamun extract prevents the formation of excessive acids in the stomach and treats indigestion, ulcer, gastritis and promotes better absorption of nutrients in the body.
Leaves are used for bleeding disorders and seed powder is used for Rakta pradara (abnormal uterine bleeding) and Raktatisara (bloody diarrhoea).
Fruit powder is used for mukha dushika (Acne vulgaris).
And kwatha/decoction prepared out of Jambu leaf is given for Gargling in Stomatitis.
Jamun is loaded with an abundance of iron, so it is good for anaemia and also provides relief from body weakness and fatigue.
Dosage and side effects (only after consultation with an ayurvedic doctor).
Part used - Fruit, seed
Juice/Swarasa: 10-20 ml
Churna/powder: 3-6 gm
- Intake of Jamun lowers the blood sugar level naturally, Use it cautiously if you have diabetes, and monitor your blood sugar levels.
- Pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers must not take jamun without consulting the doctor.
- Over intake of jamun may lead to fever, body ache and throat problems.
- Consuming jamun in huge amounts may cause - hyperacidity and bloating.
- People who have a tendency of vomiting, must not take jamun.