Ayurveda & Jamun
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Amazing health benefits and uses of Jamun fruit (black plum). Jamun or blak plum is an important source fruit, associated with many health and medicinal benefits. The black plum is known to relieve stomach pain, carminative, anti-acorbutic and diuretic. Jamun vinegar is good to reduce enlargement of spleen, diarrhea, and who has urine retention problems. Jamun's polyphenolic compouds are effective against cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, asthma and arthritis. It is also eaten as tonic to increase sexual activity. Jamun is known by different names such as Jambul, Jamun, Jambas, rajaman, Kala jamun, neredu, naval, Jamali, black plum and black berry.

Jamun for diabetes treatment: The black plum has anti-diabetic features. Jamun helps to convert starch into energy and keep your blood sugar level in check. In the summer season, the Jamun reduces the symptoms of diabetes like frequent urination and thrusting. the sugar patients should eat Jamun regularly because of its low glycemic index. The extract of bark, seed and leaves are to beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. In a recent study in CDRI, lucknow India, It has been found that the dried alcholic extract of the seeds are good to reduce the level of blood sugar. jamun seeds powder contains jamboline, a type of glucose, which helps to control the conversion of starch into sugar.

Medicinal uses of Jaumn: one of the best medicinal benefits of jamun is its anti-diabetic properties. The black plum works against diabetes and convert sugar into energy. The jamun fruit is good for digestive system because of its coolant features. Jambul is being having astringent properties, help to prevents acne, blemishes, wrinkles and pimples. It is also good for blood due to more amount of iron. The presence of vitamin C is beneficial for fair skin complexion. Jamun is having many bio-chemical compounds, which includes flavonoids, essential oils, gallic acid, oxalic acid, malic acid etc. Which are beneficial in managing and treating of many diseases.

Jamun juice benefits: Being, it is a seasonal fruits, one should try to have more and more amount of Jamun juice during the month of June, July and August. Some of the amazing and surprising health benefits of Jamun juice are given below:
Jamun for beauty and fair skin: Jamun seeds are used as an effective agent to treat acne. First of all crush the Jamun seeds and mix cow milk to it. Apply the paste before going to bed and wash it in the morning. Regular application of these ingredients is helpful in curing and treating of acne. The problem of only skin controlled with the mix of jamun pulp, barley flour, amla juice and rose water. Use this mixture as face makes and wash when it gets dry. To control dark spots from your face, the paste of jamun seed powder, lemon powder, gram flur, few drops of almond oil and rose water, is prepared. Apply it on your face and wash it when it dries off. Jamun cures leucoderma after stimulating the melanin.
Jamun nutrition facts: The black plum has many vital nutrients. The nutrition values and nutritional properties of Jamun are as follow:-
The Jamun fruit is loaded with sugars like glucose and fructose along with lesser calories. The 100 grams of the fruit contain nutrients: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, calories, carbohydrate, carotene, folic acid, fiber, fat, protein, water.
Commercial uses of Jamun: Colored jelly is made with black plum flash by adding a commercial jelly agent. The black plum squash is prepared with jamun juice for making squash, other ingredients such as sugar, water, citric acid and sodium benzoate are used. Sodium benzoate is used for the purpose of preservation. Besides squash, jams and candies are also made from jamun. Vinegar is made from the unripe fruit while as excellent equality of wine is prepared from ripe Jamun.
Jamun to increase haemoglobin: Jamun has adequate amount of iron and vitamin C. The presence of iron in the black plum is good to increase the haemoglobin count. Jamun iron content acts as blood purifying agent. Since, it is the medium of purifying your blood, high blood pressure, it is good for skin and beauty. Iron content is beneficial in menses where the lady faces blood loss. People suffering from anemia and jaundice should take jamun because of its high iron content.
Jamun for oral health: The black plum leaves are antibacterial and are used for strengthening teeth and gum. The leaves are astringent, considered good for throat problems. The decoction of the bark is used to wash mouth and beneficial for mouth ulceration due to its astringent effect. It is good for mouth as well as for teeth due to its acidity. Gargling of its bark helps in prevention of gams bleeding.
 
Neelakshi Mishra
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