Jamun is known by many other names, such as jambul, jambolan, jamblang, jambolao, etc. This is a fruit which changes the color from green, when it is young, to black/purplish when it is mature. It is an evergreen tropical tree. It belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It is native to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and India. Also, it is grown in the other areas of the southern Asia, such as Afghanistan, Nepal and Myanmar.
The tree is fast – growing specie which can grow as high as 30 meters and it can live more than 100 years. It is now known enough about the jamun and it link with pregnancy and breast – feeding so you should avoid usage of it. It is known that the jamun seed and extract can lower the blood sugar levels. If you suffer from diabetes and you take jamun, then you should talk monitor your blood sugar levels closely. Also, jamun can interfere with the blood sugar control during and after surgery so you should stop using jamun at least two weeks before the scheduled surgery.
Health benefits of jamun
Rich in minerals: Jamun is rich in minerals, like potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium which along with the Vitamin C are increasing the bone strength and also they prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis or any other calcium deficiency disorders. Also, the mentioned nutrients will keep your nervous system healthy. Jamun has anthocyanin and polyphenols which are possessing anti – carcinogenic properties, so they can reduce the risk of cancer.
Anti – bacterial properties: Jamun has anti – bacterial properties which can keep bacteria from entering our body and it will keep us safe from bacterial or any other infections. Jamun has Vitamin C which can help to cure a sore throat and severe cough. It can increase the healing capacity and regenerating capability of the cells which can help wounds to heal faster. Jamun acts as anti – histamine agent and it can fight against allergic reactions. The overall immunity of your body will be increased and it will give you a boost of energy for all day.
Combats respiratory disorders: You can boil its bark in water for fifteen minutes and use it as your home remedy for respiratory disorders, like asthma. When you consume the bark boiled in water along with the fruit, then it can help you to cure pain in the gums, stomatitis and mouth ulcers. Also, the bark water can be used as a home remedy for leucorrhea in women.
Increases stamina: You can drink the jamun juice because it is good for increasing the overall stamina in your body. It can help in the treatment of anemia and it is effective for the sexual stamina. When the jamun juice is mixed with amla juice and honey, then it can be consumed every night before going to bed. This juice can prevent the inflammation and pain because free radicals are eliminated. It can help to cure intestinal worming and urinary disorders.
Rich in antioxidants: This fruit has dark color. The darker fruit is the more anthocyanin it has. Jamun has anti – oxidant properties which can prevent the body from being affected by the harmful effects of free radicals. Also, jamun is acting as anti – aging fruit.
Benefits diabetics: Jamun has a low glycemic index. It does not mess with your blood sugar levels and it keeps it from spiking up. It has oleanolic acid which is possessing anti – diabetic properties and it can help to reduce the symptoms of diabetes, like excess thirst and urination. It can slow down the accumulation of sugar and lipids in the blood.
Good for heart health: This fruit has tritepenoids which can stop any accumulation or production of cholesterol in the body. This is very important for people who already have heart disorders. It has potassium which is very important mineral for the heart health, preventing strokes, hypertension and cardiovascular disorders.
Natural blood purifier: It has iron which can ensure that the oxygenated blood with a good amount of hemoglobin will reach to many parts of the body. This will keep any skin related problems at bay. If you have clear skin, then it is a sign of pure blood.