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Jamun, the highly nutritious, refreshing and succulent fruit flooding the summer markets has innumerable health benefits. Commonly known as Java plum or Indian blackberry in English, Jamun or Jambul in Hindi, Jambufalam or Mahaphala in Sanskrit, Naavar Pazham in Tamil and Neredu in Telugu,
Benefits of Jamun
Jamun, the tall tree with a heavy trunk is native to the Indian sub-continent but is also widely found in various Asian countries. The tree bears fruits which are oblong in shape – that are green when raw but turn pink or purple as they ripen.
This juicy fruit holds a great significance in holistic treatments like Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine as it attenuates Kapha and Pitta.
In fact, jamun found a special mention in Ramayana and is prized as the ‘Fruit of Gods’ as Lord Rama survived eating this berry during his 14 years of exile in the forest.
1. Jamun Fruit for Diabetes
Arjuna is an amazing heart tonic and cardioprotective herb. It is potent in strengthening the cardiac muscles, improving the circulation of coronary artery blood flow and prevents the heart muscle from ischemic damage. A decoction of Arjuna with milk is a best-known cardiac tonic.
2. Prevents Cancer
Jamuns are rich anti-cancer and chemo-preventive agents that help in preventing and curing cancer. They are high in antioxidants that help flush out cancer-causing toxins and free radicals from the body. Jamuns have components like phytochemicals, flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanin, and gallic acid that help reduce the risk of cancer and carcinogenic
3. Jamun Benefits for Weight Loss
Along with being highly nutritious, jamuns are low on calories and high in healthy fibres. These fibres help in flushing out bad fats from the body and aid in better digestion and absorption. Jamuns make you feel full quickly while eating a meal. This helps in controlled eating and weight loss.
4. Increases Stamina
Jamuns are very good at boosting the overall stamina of the body. They help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, and this helps preserve the body’s energy and increase its strength. The various vitamins and minerals present in jamuns help in strengthening the nervous system and increasing the endurance of the body.