Commonly known as Java plum or Indian blackberry in English, Jamun or Jambul in Hindi, it goes by the botanical name Syzygium cumini.
Jamun, the tall tree with a heavy trunk is native to the Indian sub-continent but is also widely found in various Asian countries.
The seed, leaf, bark, and fruit are used to make medicines. Jambula is widely used in ayurvedic medicine for diabetes. It is also used for digestion disorders including gas (flatulence), bowel spasms, stomach problems, and severe diarrhea (dysentery). Another use is the treatment of lung problems such as bronchitis and asthma.
Jamun is a very delicious low-calorie fruit and is loaded with vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and folic acid. It also has a high antioxidant content, contains diuretics, and has antibacterial and antiscorbutic properties.
Its benefits include :
1. Improves hemoglobin count
2. It has good astringent property
3. Improves the health of skin and eyes
4. Keeps your heart healthy
5. It Strengthens your gums and teeth
6. It helps to prevent infection
7. It eases symptoms of diabetes
Jamun, the highly nutritious, refreshing, and succulent fruit seen during the summer and has innumerable health benefits as we have already seen.
This juicy fruit holds a great significance in holistic treatments like Ayurvedic and Unani medicine as it attenuates Kapha and Pitta.
In fact, Jamun found a special mention in Ramayana and is known as the ‘Fruit of Gods’ as Lord Rama survived eating this Jamun berry during his 14 years of exile in the forest.
The outer layer of the fruit appears to be blackish or dark purplish in color and has a distinct sweet taste with sour and astringent undertones.
Ayurveda strongly recommends this berry for treating various conditions related to heart, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasm, flatulence, and dysentery. The diuretic effects of Jamun flushes toxins out of the kidneys, while the high fiber content aids in digestion and prevents nausea and vomiting.
How To Make Jamun Juice At Home
During the hot summer months, what better than to make this tasty jambul juice recipe/ Jamun juice at home and serve it to your dear ones. Scroll below to check out the recipe.
- 2-3 tbsp Rawgranules Jambula extract
- 1 cup of chilled/normal room temp. water
- ¼ tbsp black salt & 1 tbsp dates syrup
- Some ginger pieces
- A pinch of chat masala
- Wash and pat dry the black plums.
- Remove the seed and slice it into small pieces.
- Put the sliced plums and remaining ingredients into the blender.
- Blend the entire thing into a smooth liquid.
- Sieve the juice to remove any particles.
- Pour it in a glass and add ice cubes if required.
- A glass of yummy Jamun Juice is ready to serve.
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