Botanical Name:   Syzygium Cumini
Family Name:       Myrtaceae
Common Name:    Jamun, Jambolan

Parts Used: Seeds, Leaves, Fruits, Barks.

Origin of Herbs

The Jamun is native in India, Burma, Ceylon and the Andaman Islands. It was long ago introduced into and became naturalized in Malaya. The tree is thought to be of prehistoric introduction into the Philippines where it is widely planted and naturalized, as it is in Java and elsewhere in the East Indies, and in Queensland and New South Wales, also on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba and Mombasa and adjacent coast of Kenya. In Ghana, it is found only in gardens. Introduced into Israel perhaps about 1940, it grows vigorously there but bears scantily, the fruit is considered valueless but the tree is valued as an ornamental and for forestry in humid zones. It is grown to some extent in Algiers.

Healing Power

Jamun is used for diabetes and diseases of the pancreas. It is a species of cloves used in Ayurvedic medicine. Jambolan is used to treat diabetes because it quickly reduces blood sugar, apparently without side effects. Jamun may also decrease the risk of a person with diabetes developing atherosclerosis because it contains oleanolic acid, which short-circuits the chemical reactions that make toxic free radicals. Oleanolic acid reduces the action of free radicals in atherosclerosis by 60 - 90 percent.

Jamun is also effective for the following diseases

Burning sensation
Skin related ailments
Loss of appetite
Urine related problems

Paste it is used to be applied on the wounds and areas of burning and burning sensations. It is also used in reducing fevers. It also used in application in skin related ailments and diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea etc.
Powder – it is used in indigestion, loss of appetite, loose stools, and fever and vomiting. It is widely used in diabetes and urine related troubles. It is also used in treating hemorrhages.

Jamun has long been used as a carminative in diarrhoea; stomachic and astringent. The fresh seeds have been found most effective in diabetes, as they quickly reduce sugar in the urine; also very beneficial in glycosuria.

Ayurvedic supplements that contains Jamun