Jamun or Black plum is a delicious low-calorie fruit commonly found in summer and associated with many health and medicinal benefits. It's loaded with essential antioxidants and flavonoids and is a good source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folic acid.

This summer fruit has diuretic, anti-scorbutic and carminative properties. Due to these properties, it is extremely beneficial in flushing out toxins from the body, promoting digestion and preventing symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Jamun, widely known as Jambufalam in Sanskrit is extensively used in several holistic treatments of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Chinese medicines.

Health Benefits of Jamun - Black Plum

Health Benefits

Treats Diabetes

Jamun - the ideal fruit for diabetics, the fruit as well as the leaves have been observed to control blood sugar values. In a recent study in CDRI, Lucknow, India, it has been found that the dried alcoholic extract of the seeds reduces the level of blood sugar. The active ingredients of this fruit regulate the production of insulin from the β-pancreatic cells into the blood, thereby reducing the symptoms of diabetes such as frequent urination and thrusting. 

Skin Health & Beauty:

Jamun is an excellent skin toner, detoxifier, and moisturiser and makes the skin healthy and glowing. Regular use of jamun as a face mask or toner considerably reduces facial pores and regulates the excess secretion of sebum. The abundance of vitamin-C in Jamun detoxifies and purifies the blood, reduces acne and blesses you with blemish-free magnificent skin.

Improves Haemoglobin:

An excellent source of iron and vitamin C, the fruit helps boost the haemoglobin level and act as a blood purifier. It increases the red blood cell count and haemoglobin count which plays a vital role in treating anaemia.   

jamun juice benefits

Heart Healthy:

Being a good source of antioxidants and minerals like potassium Jamun extremely beneficial for reducing the risk of heart disease, and prevents hardening of the arteries due to accumulation of debris within it. The juicy fruit is notable in alleviating the various symptoms of hypertension and lowering the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. 

Treats Infections:

Different parts of Jamun are traditionally used for treating bacterial infection. It contains malic acid, gallic acid, oxalic acid and tannins which possess antimalarial, antibacterial and gastroprotective properties. Imbued with these essential properties the fruit is of high value in treating a host of bacterial infections like cough, cold and respiratory infections like asthma.

Aids Digestion & Oral Health:

Jamun treats digestive problems such as dysentery, diarrhoea, vomiting and irritable bowel syndrome. It strengthens the gums and teeth, cures gum inflammation and mouth ulcers.The astringent property of the fruit is highly beneficial in treating throat problems and eliminating bad breath.