June 21, 2021, 6:06 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 473 views)
Jamun or Java plum is a fruit that is loaded with vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and folic acid. Fruit is diuretic, anti-scorbutic, and carminative in properties and is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds.
In Ayurveda the jamun berry is used for treating various conditions related to heart, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasm, flatulence and dysentery. The diuretic effects of jamun flush toxins out of the kidneys, while the high fiber content aids in digestion and prevents nausea and vomiting. Several studies show that the high alkaloid content present in jamun is effective in controlling hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. Apart from the fruit, extracts from the seeds, leaves, and bark are useful for reducing the high levels of blood sugar in your body & useful in combating diabetes.
Benefits of Jamun:
•helps in the management of Diabetes
•The extracts or decoction obtained from the bark, seeds, and leaves have shown potential in decreasing the sugar level in the urine.
•The Jamun seed contains ellagic acid which is a very powerful antioxidant and it plays an important role in reducing hypertension and blood pressure-related problems.
•Both Fruit pulp and seed/ kernel contain fibers and that helps in weight loss, improves the functioning of the digestive system, and avoids ulcer problems.
•The Jamun seeds are the best remedy for treating acne.
•The Jamun leaves possess antibacterial activity and it is useful in making the formulations for strengthening dental health.
•The Jamun fruit contains an adequate amount of vitamin C and iron, this increases the level of blood hemoglobin.
•For treating piles and hemorrhoids, Jamun fruit juice is very effective.
Uses of Jamun
•Jamun fruits, leaves, seeds, and bark are used as ayurvedic medicine.
•The Jamun fruit extract is used in treating the common cold, cough, and flu.
•The Jamun bark is a mixture of bio components like tannins and carbohydrates, they impart as astringent to fight dysentery.
•The Jamun seed is rich in glycosides which possess anti-diabetic properties.
•Jamun juice is used in treating sore throat problems.
•Due to the antibacterial properties of Jamun fruit juice, it is used for dandruff.
•The Jamun fruit extracts have strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antifungal properties and thus it is recommended to use for treating and healing wounds.
•Bleeding hemorrhoids can be cured by regular consumption of Jamun fruit juice.
•The Jamun fruit has an antacid property and it prevents acid formation in the stomach therefore it is used in treating gastritis.
Jamun seeds contain jambosine and jamboline, the two susbtances that slow down the release of sugar in the blood.According to a study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology, jamun has antidiabetic and antioxidant functionality.
Jamun helps in slowing down the process of converting starch into sugar, so lesser chances of a sudden spike in blood sugar levels.
Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for qualified medical advice. Please consult your trusted medical professional for further information.