Jamun fruit is very abundant in India and has a botanical name Syzigium cumini. It belongs to family of Myrtaceae . This fruit is main ingredient of various ayurvedic preparations. Usually fruit, seeds, bark and leaves of this tree are used in ayurvedic preparations. Jamun fruit is known by various names in India. They are as follows
Hindi : Jamun, Jambul
English : Jamun, Jamoon
Tamil: Saval naval
Bengali : Kala Jam
Telagu : Neredu Chettu
Punjabi : Jamalu
Texts of Ayurveda explain its pharmacological properties:
- This fruit is light to digest and decreases the moist content of tissues.
- It tastes astringent, sweet and sour.
- It has cold potency and acts as a body coolant.
Ayurveda Acharyas eulogise the medicinal properties of this fruit as-
Black Jamun fruit normalises pitta and kapha. It increases vata. Due to these actions on doshas, this fruit is helpful in controlling many health conditions.
In Diabetes: The seeds of black jamun fruits are known for their anti-diabetes properties. They effectively reduce blood sugar level and help to control diabetes naturally.
A good aid for weight loss – Bark, fruit pulp, seeds and leaves, all help to reduce body weight. As said earlier the pharmacological properties help to reduce water retention, boost body metabolism and reduce frequency of hunger pangs. (Click Here for ayurvedic Weight loss combo )
Thus the weight loss and anti-diabetic actions of this fruit makes it an effective remedy for various health conditions.
Female Infertility: PCOS or PCOD is the major cause for female infertility. We all know that weight gain and reduced sensitivity of cells to insulin are major symptoms of PCOS or PCOD . The seeds of Jamun fruit help to reduce weight and also increase the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Hence doctors at MOOLIKA AYURVEDA have added the seeds of black jamun fruits as an ingredient in PCORID CAPSULES which are recommended as an ayurvedic treatment for PCOS or PCOD. PCORID capsules when used with UTONORM Capsules for three months, help to overcome PCODs. (Click here for ayurvedic treatment for PCOS or PCOD Combo)
Male Infertility: When men suffer from diabetes and obesity, their sexual function and sexual energy nose dives. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction due to diabetes are highly benefited by the use of seeds, bark and leaves of this plant. In same way men with obesity and erectile dysfunction are also benefited with the use of this fruit.
In Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Ayurvedic preparations of this fruit are highly recommended in diarrhoea, Colitis and Irritable bowel syndrome. These help to reduce frequency of bowel movement and sooth inflammation of inner layers intestines. They also aid in proper absorption of food through intestines and prevent indigestion.
Anti-Helmenthic: Ayurveda acharyas recommend this her to eliminate intestinal parasites.
During Recuperation: The juice of black jamun fruit is very helpful for recuperating persons. It reduces tiredness and quenches thirst.
Precautions: Pregnant ladies can eat the pulp of this fruit. But proper hydration has to be maintained as it may cause constipation. Hence drink plenty of water when you consume this fruit.
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