Black Jamun is also known as jambhool, black plum, or java plum. The black Jamun tree is an evergreen tree that grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions globally. It is scientifically known as Syzygium cumini. The crop has migrated to places such as Florida, Trinidad-Tobago, some African countries as well.
It is an important minor crop in India, where it grows abundantly. This plant is native to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, and also the Philippines, and Indonesia.
All parts of this plant are used for curative reasons. The flesh of the fruits, seeds, leaves, stem- bark, etc. The ripe fruits are dark purple to almost black in color with a sweet n sour taste. The fruit is green when raw, which then changes color from green to pink to purple and finally dark purple. It is a highly perishable fruit and hence should be bought and consumed fresh and immediate. Storing ripe fruits for more than a day is not recommended.
It has shown a wide range of medicinal uses traditionally and in alternative medicine. For example, it is believed to have positive effects on cough, asthma, diabetes, ulcers, diarrhea, inflammation, stomachache, pimples, and ringworm.
Health Benefits of Black Jamun
- Improves hemoglobin count.
- Improves the health of skin and eyes.
- Keeps your heart healthy.
- Strengthens your gums and teeth.
- Prevents infection.