Latin Name :Syzygiumcumini
In India, the Syzygiumcumini tree and its fruit are known variously as Jamun, Jambul, Jaam, Jambul etc. Worldwide, it is known by some other names like, Java Plum, Black Plum, Indian blackberry, Portuguese Plum, Jambolan Plum etc.
Jambul or Jamun is a purple coloured Indian summer fruit that has innumerable uses in disturbed health conditions. Each and every part of the jamun tree is useful. Read on for more…
Furniture is also made from the wood, though not much, as the wood is tough to work upon.
The wood is used as firewood and yields charcoal too.
The leaves are used in a variety of tooth powder brands. They are also used as fodder for cattle, sheep and goats. They also act as food for tassar silkworms. The essential oils are used in soap making and perfumes.
The bark, leaves and fruits are used medicinally. The bark is used in tanning and dyeing industries. The flowers attract bees and are a source of honey.
The flowers are rich in nectar and yield high quality honey when apiculture is done close by.
Jams, jellies, squashes, preserves, vinegar, juices, beverages, pickles and wine are made from the jamun fruits
Jamun tree is useful in one way or the other. The tree grows well in tropical to sub-tropical areas.
The tree flowers with the onset of summer in March/April and bears fruit in May/June when it is hotter. The fruits’ skin is in various shades of purple, some almost black coloured. It ia an oblong shaped berry and the ripe berry has a deep purple flesh that colours the mouth and tongue for a few hours after it is eaten. The fruit tastes sweet and tasty with an astringent action.
Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine use the fruit, seeds, bark, leaves etc to treat a variety of health problems.
Some Health Benefits Of Jamun Fruit In General
- It is digestive and activates the liver and spleen.
- It is a good remedy for urinary diseases & diabetes.
- Regulates heartbeat.
- Purifies blood, cures anemia and stops skin eruptions.
- Stops diarrhea & dysentery.
- Relieves throat affections and other respiratory diseases.
- Removes worms.
- Vinegar made from the fruit gives relief in colitis, indigestion, stomach diseases. It relieves gas and improves digestive power.
- It breaks renal stones.