Jambul Eugenia Jambolana
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Jambul
How to Use: Jambul
The fruit and seeds of the Jambul tree have long been used in Eastern traditional medicine, and are gaining more interest here in the West for the treatment of diabetes. Practitioners of Ayurveda in India value jambul for lowering blood sugar and researchers are investigating its potential as a male contraceptive. Jambul is used in Unani and Chinese medicine for digestive ailments. The leaves and bark are used for controlling blood pressure and gingivitis. Wine and vinegar are also made from the fruit. It has a high source in vitamin A and vitamin C. 1,3
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Add jambul seeds to cooking daily. Ayurvedic medicine teaches that jambul is synergistic with okra; when okra and jambul are eaten together, jambul's blood-sugar-lowering action is intensified. Also available in liquid extracts and capsules.
History and Traditions & Folklore
According to Hindu tradition, Rama subsisted on the fruit in the forest for 15 years during his exile from Ayodhya. Because of this, many Hindus regard Jambul as a 'fruit of the gods,' especially in Gujarat, India, where it is known locally as jamboon. 3