Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jun 2017 12:16:20


Jamun or Black plum is very nutritious seasonal fruit in India associated with many health and medicinal benefits. It is very attractive, sweet and delicious fruit found everywhere in the month of June and July and August. Jamun is a delicious fruit rich in vitamins and minerals. It is loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids essential for a healthy body and mind. As compared with other fruits, Jamun provides lesser calories making it the perfect choice in a healthy diet.

Jamun is used as a home remedy in various treatments. Leaves, bark, and seeds of this tree are used as traditional medicine. Juice of Jamun is gaining momentum globally because of presence of bioactive phytochemicals that minimize the risk of liver disease and cancer.

Jamun for Diabetes

Jamun fruit is very good remedy for the people suffering from diabetes because of its anti-diabetic properties which helps keeping blood sugar level under control by converting starch and sugar into the energy. The Jamun fruit is good for digestive system because of its coolant features. Jamun is having many bio-chemical compounds, which includes flavonoids, essential oils, gallic acid, oxalic acid, malic acid, betulic acid, etc, which are beneficial in managing and treating of many diseases.

Jamun to increase Haemoglobin

Jamun has the adequate amount of iron and vitamin C. The presence of iron in the black plum is good to increase the haemoglobin count. Jamum iron content acts as blood purifying agent.

Jamun for healthy heart

Jamun is extremely beneficial to keep heart disease at bay. The black plum is laden with potassium. 100 gm 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 digestive system

Jamun leaves are good in treating of digestive related disorders. Chewing and eating of Jamun leaves are good in treating of diarrhea and ulcers. Jamum is good in prevention of liver diseases such as necrosis and fibrosis. Jamun is known to enrich blood and also protect from liver damage and solves acidity too. Natural acids present in this fruit play a pivotal role in digestive enzyme secretion. Regular intake of jambul stimulates healthy liver function.

Jamun for skin

Since, it is the medium of purifying your blood; therefore, it is good for skin and beauty. Its astringent properties, helps to prevent acne, blemishes, wrinkles and pimples. Jamun seed powder and turmeric
is mixed with jamun juice and applied on skin to get rid of blemishes and light scars. The presence of vitamin C is beneficial for fair skin
complexion.Jamun seeds are used as an effective agent to treat acne. The problem of oily skin can be controlled with the use of jamun.

Jamun for infections

Especially due to its antibacterial property this fruit wards off bacteria from invading our body. Keeping us away from severe infection which can result in fever and other complication. This can also reduce the risk of having sepsis (full body infection).

Jamun for oral health

Vitamin C in Jamun fruit has been proven to be effective in teeth care. Maintaining a healthy gum and teeth. Vitamin C attribute in healing wounds has been proven to prevent bleeding gums. Jamun antibacterial property also helps warding off bacteria that can invade and damage our teeth. Asringent in jamun also rid off bad breath problems. The leaves are astringent, considered good for throat problems.

Jamun for cancers

Health Benefits of Jamun Fruit for cancer most important for every human. Consuming Jamun fruit regularly believed to reduce the risk of cancer. Polyphenols contained inn Jamun fruit has been known to fight cancer cells. Anthocyanin (the chemicals that made Jamun fruit sorting reddish color), flavonoids and gallic acid are also known to prevent carcinogenic and ward off radicals in our body.

Many herbalists recommend juice of this fruit with herbs because it has antioxidants and flavonoids that play a huge role in purification of blood. 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. The black plum acts as a anti-cancer substance.

l Wine and vinegar made from jamun is used as a cure for sore throat,whooping cough, cuts, bruises, and open wounds.

l Bark powder mixed with water is effective in curing
tapeworm infection.

l Decoction of Jamun seeds that contains aromatic herbs is
an excellent home remedy to relieve fatigue and strain.

l Fruit pulp/juice of Jamun is used as a home remedy for asthma and chronic cough.

l Seed powder is used as a cure for digestive disorders, an excellent home remedy for bloating. Powder of seeds in Jamun juice is excellent for individuals with a suppressed immune system.

l Jamun juice is beneficial in treating of piles.

Jamun precautions and side effects

Road side Jamun should be avoided as it may be contaminated from lead and heavy metals. Always wash the fruit clean before consuming.

Since, Jamun lowers blood sugar; therefore, one should not eat Jamun before and after two weeks of surgery.

Eating of Jamun empty stomach should be avoided.

Milk shouldn’t be taken after eating jamun.

Jamun juice is excellent for natural bowel movement.

Excessive eating of it is also not good for throat and chest.

Jamun enhances vatta dosha, so people with high vatta dosha should avoid it.

Jamun has many health and medicinal benefits. Being it a seasonal fruits, one should try to have more and more amount of Jamun juice during the month of June, July and August.