The juicy pulp of Jamun/ Jambo fruit contains resin, gallic acid and tannin and the taste can vary from acidic to fairly sweet. The Jamun seed is known to contain a bio-chemical called ‘jambolin’ and glycoside, which is believed to check the conversion of starch into sugar. It is also a rich source of vitamins A & C. Popular name(s): Jambul, Jamun, Black Plum, Faux Pistachier, Indian Blackberry, Jambol, Doowet and Jambolan.
All parts of this tree, leaves, bark, fruit and seeds have medicinal properties and are being used in Ayurvedic medicine for treatment of various ailments.
“The fruit of the tree are very tasteful; One who regularly consumes the juice of the jambu tree, does not suffer from old age, disease and can even resist death…”‐ Vayu puran, Chapter 46, Verse 28/29.
Botanical Name: Syzygium cumini
Traditionally known benefits of this herb:
Believed to help with skin related ailments.
Believed to help maintain body temperature.
Believed to help maintain healthy digestion.
Believed to help maintain blood sugar level, which is already in normal range.