Eugenia jambolana, commonly known as Jamun or Black Plum, is native to Indian subcontinent and belongs to the family Myrtaceae. The trees grow up to a height of 50 ft and have large canopy. The leaves are elliptic to broadly oblong, smooth, glossy, leathery and fibrous in nature. The fruits are found in clusters. The ripe fruits are widely used for making health drinks, preservatives, squashes, jellies and wine. Jamun is also well known for its medicinal properties like antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, gastro protective, anti-ulcerogenic, free radical scavenging, antidiarrheal. Jamun fruit works miraculously in treatment of diabetes because of its excellent anti-hyperglycemic activity.
- Rasa (taste): Kashaya, Madhura, Amla (Astringent, Sweet, Sour)
- Veerya (nature): Sheeta (Cold)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Katu (Pungent)
- Guna (qualities):Laghu, Ruksha (Light, Dry)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Balances Pitta & Kapha
Jamun (Eugenia jambolana) Extract Bitters 2.5% by Gravimetry
Common Name Jamun Botanical Name Eugenia jambolana Standardization Bitters 2.5% Test Method Gravimetry Part Used Seeds Application Diabetes Management