Black plum which is commonly knows as jamun is a very famous fruit in India. It is well known as Jamun and belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It is also known as jambul, jambolan, jambas, malabar plum, rajaman, neredu, kala jamun, naval, jamali, java plum and etc in other regions of the world. It is very attractive, sweet and delicious fruit found everywhere during summer season. When eaten, it usually leaves your tongue purple colored.
The black plum is known to relieve stomach pain, carminative, anti-scorbutic and diuretic. Jamun vinegar is good to reduce enlargement of spleen, diarrhea and can also help people with urine retention problems.
The jamun fruit is loaded with sugars like glucose and fructose along with lesser calories. The 100 grams of the fruit contain nutrients: calcium (15 mg), iron (1.41 mg), magnesium (35 mg), phosphorous (15 mg), sodium (26.2 mg), vitamin C (18 mg), thiamine (0.019 mg), riboflavin (0.009 mg), niacin (0.245 mg), vitamin B6 (0.038 mg), calories (62 k cal), carbohydrate (14 gm), carotene (48 ug), folic acid (3 mg), fiber (0.6 gm), fat (0.23 gm), protein (0.995 gm), water (84.75 gm).
Below are 10 amazing health benefits of jamun:
Jamun as a blood purifier
Its richness of iron makes it a good blood purifier as it ensures oxygenated blood supply with good amount of hemoglobin all through the body.
So if you have a low hemoglobin count you should not forget to have this seasonal fruit. People suffering from anemia and jaundice should take jamun because of its high iron content.
Jamun improves oral health
The black plum leaves have antibacterial properties 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 gums bleeding (gingivitis). Jamun leaves powder, which is obtained after drying and burning it, used as teeth powder and helpful in checking gum infection and bleeding.
Jamun prevent heart disorders
Black plum contains good amount of potassium mineral which is very beneficial for keeping heart healthy and preventing from diseases like hypertension, stroke and other cardio vascular diseases.
Jamun helps in treating gastric problems
Jamun bark and seeds powder is very useful for the treatment of gastric disorders like diarrhea, indigestion, dysentery, dyspepsia and etc, it also helps in improving digestion, the cooling properties of jamun are extremely beneficial for curing digestive disorders, especially people who suffer from severe indigestion and acidity issues.
Jamun cures acne and other skin problems
Jamun fruit is a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C has been known to have an amazing effect on skin. It has been proven to brighten and lighten skin . Along with its antioxidant attributes it also helps warding off free radicals and producing protein called collagen that preventing early aging. It also aid In better skin regeneration and improving skin texture. Applying jamun seed powder to the skin can help on fading scars and blemishes.
Jamun boosts immunity
Its high level of vitamin C availability makes body immunity system strong to fight with common seasonal problems. Thus making the immune system strong.
Jamun helps in regulating blood sugar level
Jamun fruit is a very good remedy for the people suffering from diabetes because of its anti-diabetic properties which helps keeping blood sugar level under control by converting starch and sugar into the energy.
It’s all forms such as leaves, bark, seeds and fruit are very useful for treating diabetes.
Jamun for treating piles
Drinking jamun juice has been proven effective to treat bleeding hemmorhoids. It can also treat a hardening veins that is prone to burst, thus it made a good home remedy to treat piles.
Jamun for treating sore throat and cough
Other properties of vitamin C found in jamun fruit also applied n treating sore throat and preventing severe cough and cold. It improves our body ability to heal wounds and preventing the infection that can cause sore throat and cough. Along with that vitamin C also act as anti-histamin that is known to treat allergy reaction, thus preventing common cold.
Jamun improves bone strength
Jamun fruit also consists of nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin C. It helps strengthening the bones and may prevent osteoporosis and other calcium deficiency problem. Calcium is also an important nutrient for maintaining a healthy nervous system.
For women in pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is advised not to consume jamun fruit though there is no certain known side effects but it is better to avoid any unwanted effects from consuming this fruit.
Try to avoid wild jamun fruit, as it might be contaminated with heavy metals.
Always wash the fruit clean before consuming. Though, you buy it from your local market it is not impossible that it might carry some pesticide.
For people that has diabetes, please consume this fruits moderately and keep your blood sugar level in track. This fruit has effect on lowering blood sugar level. Over-eating this fruit may lead to dangerously low blood sugar level.
Eating excessively, might lead to cough, sore throat and accumulation of sputum in lungs.
It is also not advised to be eaten after surgery.
Avoid drinking milk or water after having this fruit for atleast an hour.
Don’t eat this fruit on empty stomach.
If you have still not had this fruit yet what are you waiting for. You need to have it this summer.
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2 thoughts on “10 Amazing health benefits of Jamun or Black Plum”
Thanks for the informative article. In ayurveda too, you can find many such benefits of Jamun, and not just Jamun, ayurveda has got solution for many problems through these fruits. The only thing that people lack of is awareness.
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Hi Mehek, thanks a lot for stopping by, you are absolutely correct all these fruits, veggies and most of the kitchen items have cure of almost all the diseases. Still we lack knowledge.