Monday, January 18, 2010

JAMUN



JAMUN  (JAMBUL)

Jamun fruit is a deep purple to bluish colour.The fruit is with a large number of minerals, and calories, as compared to other fruits. The seed of the fruit is also rich in protein and carbohydrates and lot of calcium have also been found.
The leaves of the jarich source of vitamins and minerals
Jamun tree possess anti-bacterial properties and is used for making medicines for the strengthening of the teeth and gums. The bark of the tree has antithelmintic properties, and is used to formulate many herbal medicines. The juice of the jamun fruit is extremely soothing and has a colling effect. It helps in the proper functioning of the digestive system. The leaves of the tree also help in controlling the blood pressure and gingivitis.The pulp carries incredible amounts of nutrients. These consist of antioxidants like tannic acid, Gallic acid and oxalic acids. Some alkaloids are also present in it which gives it a little bitter flavor.

In India this fruit available in summer.Pitta is generally aggravated during summers and leads to stress and frustration. The java plum is able to bring down the ill effects of Pitta as well as of kapha. It is an incredible coolant for the body. The fruit is also used to prepare beverages .They serve the similar purpose of providing hydration and maintaining cool of the body during scorching summer months.
The pulp carries incredible amounts of nutrients. These consist of antioxidants like tannic acid, Gallic acid and oxalic acids. Some alkaloids are also present in it which gives it a little bitter flavor.
The ripe back plum is a liver stimulant. It is a digestive and is light on stomach.
The juice of the fruits is effective in treating diarrhea and dysentery. The leaves of this plant are used to treat ulcerative colitis in traditional medicine systems. It is also part of herbal tonic preparations. Jamun powder also has property to reduce skin blemishes.is good for sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, thirst, dysentery, blood impurities and ulcers.
Fruit is a good tonic and have cooling effects The fruits of jamun are used to prepare vinegar which is very good carminative.The ash from burnt leaves is good for gums and teeth.
 Jamun is one of the best medicines for treatment of diabetes and also other various ailments. For diarrhea the dried powder of jamun seeds is mixed with mango seed powder and jaggery.
 The paste of jamun leaves is very good to dry the pus-filled wounds. The diabetic patient can include jamun fruit and its dried seed powder to control the blood sugar level.To get relief from vomiting and its burning sensation, one can take extracts of soft mango and jamun leaves mixed in honey two times a day.

Nutritive Value per 100 gm of Jamun Fruit.
Protein: 0.7 gm
 Fat: 0.3 gm,
Minerals: 0.4 gm,
Fiber: 0.9 gm,
Carbohydrates: 14 gm,
Energy: 62 kcal,Calcium: 15 mg .
Phosphorus: 15 mg,
Vitamin C: 18 mg,
Sodium: 26.2 mg,
Potassium: 55 mg,
Oxalic Acid: 89 mg
Carotene: 48 mg

2 comments:

kochuveliyathu said...

Madam, i think the name of Jamun in English is Blue Berry.

Jane Kaylor said...

sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

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