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Jamun or Jambul (Syzygium cumini), is a berry like fruit grown on an evergreen tropical tree from the flowering plant family Myrtaceae. Jamun is mot famously known for it’s use in the Indian system of Ayurveda for benefits among diabetics.
Jamun - also known as Jambhul/jambu/jambula/jamboola, Java plum, jamun, jaam/kalojaam, jamblang, jambolan, black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Jambolan plum, or Portuguese plum, is half an inch to two inches - 1.25 to 5 cm in length. When tender the fruit is usually green or light magenta in color, as it ripens slowly it becomes dark purple or completely black in coloration.
Each fruit is characterized by a smooth and thin skin, which is glossy and has an adherent surface. The fruit has an inner purple or white, very juicy pulp. Each fruit normally encloses a single, oblong shaped, green or brown colored seed that can be about one and a half inches - four cm long. Fruits from some varieties are seedless, while most varieties bear fruits with two to five seeds tightly compressed inside the leathery coat. The taste of the fruit ranges from acidic to somewhat sweet; the fruits tend to have an astringent effect and can therefore be unpalatable due to this property.
The jambul has been included among a number of herbal medicines found in different parts of the world, such as the bilberry which all have the unique ability to lower elevated blood sugar levels in the body especially in diabetics and hyperglycemic individuals. Herbalist typically recommend remedies made from the jambul to counteract the deleterious effects of long term diabetes, in this common disease, the islet cells in the pancreas do not produce enough insulin - this enzyme helps glucose enter cells and is thus responsible for the regulation and control of glucose levels in the body. In middle age, many people in the modern world become susceptible to type II diabetes, this lifestyle disease is increasingly prevalent throughout much of the world as lifestyles and dietary habits change. Herbal treatment with jambul remedy is effective during the early and mild stages of the disease, when it is also accompanied by a strict dietary regimen by the affected person.
The potent astringent effect of the jambul herbal remedy is useful in the treatment of persistent diarrhea and chronic bouts of dysentery in affected patients. The traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, uses a combination formula made from the jambul and mango seeds ground into a powder - these two digestive disorders are treated using this remedy.
The strong carminative properties of the jambul remedy are also a very effective treatment for dealing with the symptoms of indigestion and other digestive complaints such as excessive gas. Remedies made from the jambul help soothe chronic stomachache and ease abdominal cramps and aid in dispersing excess gas in the abdomen.
Jambul contains: phenols (methylxanthoxylin), tannins, alkaloid (jambosine), triterpenoids, volatile oil.
According to Hindu tradition, Rama subsisted on the fruit in the forest for 14 years during his exile from Ayodhya. Because of this, many Hindus regard jambul as a 'fruit of the gods,' especially in Gujarat, India, where it is known locally as jamboon.
- Helps maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.
- Made out of full mature Jamun fruit.
- 1 Litre (1000 ML)
Storage Instruction: Keep in cool and dry place