What is Jamun and its benefits
Jambolan (Syzygium cumini) a commonly known fruit in India. However, many do not know the blood sugar support properties of the fruit. It has been mentioned in Ayurveda that Jambolan is one of the greatest fruits ever.*
In the 16th century it was discovered by one of the eminent ayurvedic scholars that the seeds have blood sugar supporting properties. The leaves, bark and seeds are the most useful parts among which the seeds are popular for their properties. Jambolan is also useful to help with thirst, diarrhea, and in helping with wounds. The key ingredient that shows blood sugar support action is jamboline (a chemical) in the seeds.*
Dried seeds powder three times a day at one gram each dose could help support blood sugar.*
Two grams of dried seeds powder could help with Polyurea of any cause.* Both seeds and leaves improve uterine function.*
Regular intake of fruits for 2-3 months could help with hemorrhoids.*
The fruit rind could be helpful in improving liver health.*
Seeds decoction with honey prevents thirst and fatigue due to physical strain.*
It is one of the best detoxifying agents when combined with certain herbs.*
Seeds decoction has anti septic activity.*
Fruits reduce excessive salivation.*
Fruit pulp per 100 gm has following constituents-
Trace elements 4%; Calcium 15 mg; Phosphorus 15 mg; Iron 12 mg; Vitamin C 18 mg.
The fruit or when used as a supplement could help to enhance the insulin activity and sensitivity. The real benefit of this is at the stage of IFG (Impaired fasting glucose). The cumulative and rational combination of certain herbs could offer blood sugar support. When Jambolan extract is used in conjunction with Gymnema, Bitter Melon, Salacia, Cinnamon and Fenugreek the benefits are immense.*
I hope the above mentioned Jamun benefits helps all.*
By Veena Deo
Dr. Veena Deo is an expert Herbalist, a consultant and the author of this page.
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