[nafex] Re: [CoolFruit] Medicinal properties of JAMUN - Syzyzium cumunii.
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
parmarch at vsnl.com
Sat Dec 22 23:03:27 EST 2001
It looks that the attachment has not gone. So I am sending it again.
Jamun has a large glabrous evergreen tree. It can grow upto 30 metres tall
and the trunk girth can be upto 3.6 metres. The fruits are 2 to 3 cm long
and deep purple in colour. Jamun is grown all over in the tropical and
subtropical regions of India. Because its height, it is also planted as a
windbreak and as an avenue tree along the highways. The young plants are
very susceptible to frost.
Besides the regular jamun, there is also a wild jamun Syzygium fruiticosum.
It has smaller fruits. This species is relatively cold hardy and can
withstand mild frosts. It is therefore planted in hilly regions too.
The jamun fruits are a general tonic, cooling and astringent to bowels.
These enrich blood and strengthen liver. These increase VATA in body,
remove bad smell from the mouth and cure biliousness. Very good vinegar is
prepared from ripe jamun fruits. This vinegar is an agreeable stomachic and
carminative. It is also used as a diuretic.
The bark of jamun tree is digestive, astringent to the bowels and
anthelmintic. It is good for sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, thirst,
biliousness, dysentery, blood impurities and ulcers. The fresh juice of
jamun bark alongwith goat milk is given to children in diarrhea. An
astringent decoction is prepared from jamun bark and used for gargles and
The ash from burnt leaves strengthens gums and teeth. The expressed juice
from leaves is used in dysentery alone as well as in combination with other
The seeds are useful diabetes and are widely used to treat diabetes alone
as well as in combination with some other some other medicines of its class.
The seeds are also astringent to bowels, diuretic and stop urinary
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From: Dr. Chiranjit Parmar <parmarch at vsnl.com>
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Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2001 11:37 PM
Subject: [CoolFruit] Medicinal properties of JAMUN - Syzyzium cumunii.
> Dear list members,
> I am sending herewith a small write up on the medicinal uses of a lesser
known fruit called JAMUN in India. In this list we mostly talk about the
horticultural aspects of fruits. There has not been any mail so far during
the past two years about the medicinal uses.
> The write-up is being sent as a MS WORD attachment as I wrote it in MS
WORD. You may open it without any fear of computer virus.
> I WANT TO KNOW YOUR REACTION ON IT. SO PLEASE DO WRITE ME YOUR OPINION.
IF THE RESPONSE IS POSITIVE, I SHALL CONTINUE WRITING.
> I worked on wild growing and lesser known fruits during the most part of
my research career of 35 years. From 1992 I started working for
pharmaceutical companies and then I also started reading about the medicinal
uses of fruit and other plants which do not fall strictly under the category
of medicinal plants and collected this type of information.
> Medicinal properties of the fruits that are native of the Indian
subcontinent have been given Ayurvedic and some other treatises. I have
gathered this information from such sources.
> If some of you require more information about these fruits, please write
> PLEASE DO WRITE ME YOUR OPINION.
> Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
> Horticultural Consultant on Lesserknown Indian Fruits
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