Medical Importance of Jamun Fruit

Jamun is a very important medicinal plant used in medicines.

Jamun is a very important medicinal plant used in medicines. It is famous for its cooling effect. It helps to treat diabetes mellitus, ulcer, inflammation, diarrhea. The compound is highly rich in compounds containing anthocyanin, glucoside, ellagic acid, isoquecetin and myrecetin. Seeds of jamun contain an alkaloid, jambosin and glycoside jambolin or antimellin which helps to convert starch into sugar Ambreen Afzal*, Mujahid Ali**, Dr. Shahid Mahmood*

*Food Science and Nutrition, UOS; **Horticulture, UOS

Jamun is a very important medicinal plant used in medicines. It is famous for its cooling effect. It helps to treat diabetes mellitus, ulcer, inflammation, diarrhea. The compound is highly rich in compounds containing anthocyanin, glucoside, ellagic acid, isoquecetin and myrecetin. Seeds of jamun contain an alkaloid, jambosin and glycoside jambolin or antimellin which helps to convert starch into sugar.

Jamun has a sharp sweet or sour taste. The fruit is rich in nutrients and has several health benefits. Jamun is extremely good for diabetic patients because it has a low glycemic index. It not only prevents common diabetes symptoms like frequent thirst and urination but also keeps your blood sugar level in check.

Jamun juice is excellent for syrup and squash. Later in India, the bottled drink was prepared by cooking the crushed fruits for 10 to 20 minutes at 140-degree Fahrenheit. Then press out the juice, combining it with sugar and water and adding citric acid and Sodium benzoate as a preservative. Jamun of decent size and quality have a sweet and sub-acid flavor. It may be made into sauces and James.

Jamun has a rich an amount of nutrients, like calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamin C strengthens your bones and enhance the immune system of our body. Studies have proved that the fruits also help to increase the hemoglobin count. The two nutrients that are iron and vitamin C are also responsible for health benefit.

Potassium is another content which is present in high amount in jamun. A 100g serving of jamun contains 55 mg of K. people should face a deficiency of this beneficial ingredient if they eat an unhealthy diet and it may also lead to other heart diseases, high blood pressure and stroke. It is good to consume these foods like jamun and tomatoes which are not only rich in this ingredient but also contain many other nutrients which are beneficial for our health.

The leaves of jamun trees are also important. They are good for our digestive system and oral health. The leaves of jamun are also used in Ayurvedic medicines which are used to treat diarrhea and ulcers. They are used in medicines mainly due to its anti-bacterial properties. The jamun fruit, leaves, seeds, and bark are all used in Ayurvedic medicines.

The seeds of jamun are used as an effective acne treating agent. First, crush the jamun seeds and mix cow milk to it, then apply the paste before going to the bed, and wash it in the morning. Its regular application is helpful in curing and treating of acne.

Oily skin problems are also controlled by the mix of jamun pulp, barley flour, amla juice and rose water. Use this mixture as a face mask and wash when it gets dry. To control dark spots from your face the paste of jamun seed powder, lemon powder, gram flour, few drops of almond oil and rose water. and then apply it on your face and wash it when it dries off.

Jamun stimulates melanin which cures leukoderma; teeth related problems can be treated by drinking black jamun juice or by applying black plum juice. Jamun juice is also beneficial in treating of piles. Drinking of fresh fruit juice helps in cough and asthma. It protects us from cold, and acts of anti-aging agents

The fruits iron content acts as a blood purifying agent. people suffering from anemia and jaundice should eat jamun because of its high iron content. Jamun juice helps to improve the immune system of the body. Almost all parts of jamun can be used medicinally. In type 2 diabetes, jamun fruit is most often recognized as an adjuvant therapy.

Jamun vinegar, extensively made throughout India, is an attractive clear pulp, with peasant aroma and mild flavor. Brandy and distilled liquor called “Jambava “ have made from the fermented fruit.

Jamun fruit can also be used for the cure of cancer. Regularly use of jamun reduce the risk of cancer. Polyphenols, which are present in jamun fruit, fight against cancer cells in the body. Jamun fruit strengthens the bones and may prevent from osteoporosis and other calcium deficiency problems because of the presence of nutrients like calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and Potassium.

Jamun juice along with curd is good for digestive problems. Urinary disorders can also be treated with the help of bark of jamun tree which has antihelmintic properties. To cure urinary infections and urinary disorders, one glass of jambul juice with a half teaspoon of bark powder at daily basis is recommended. Tapeworm infection can also be cured by mixing bark powder with water. Jamun consumption for 2 to 4 months on regular basis helps in hemorrhoids problems significantly.

Mujahid Ali

I am a PhD scholar in Institute of Horticultural Sciences, UAF and Visiting Lecturer in Horticulture Department in University of Sargodha.

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