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Jamun Seeds: Syzygium cumini

Jamun is specially recommended in Diabetes

Useful in burning sensation and excessive thirst

Jamun is beneficial in soreness of throat

Jamun alleviates cough and respiratory distress

Jamun alleviates fatigue and tiredness

Jamun possesses hepato protective and anti oxidant properties

Jamun also possesses cardio protective and anti cancerous properties 

Common Name:
Jamun; Java Plum (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Jambu;
  • Mahaphala;
  • Phalendra
  • Jamun

Lt. Name:
Syzygium cumini - Myrtaceae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa: Kashaya (Astringent); Madhura (Sweet); Amla (Sour)
  • Guna: Laghu (Light); Ruksha (non - unctuous)
  • Virya: Shita (Cold)
  • Vipaka: Katu (Pungent)

Chemical composition of Jamun Seeds:
Jamun 
Seed contains a glucoside – jamboline, ellagic acid, yellow essential oil. Chlorophyll, resin, gallic acid, albumin etc. bark has 12 % gum.

Effect of  Jamun seeds on Tridoshas:
Jamun seeds pacify Kapha and Pitta Dosha so these can be used in diseases of Kapha and Pitta origin.

Therapeutic Uses of Jamun seeds in Ayurveda:

  • Sangrahini: Jamun supports the digestive system and help in diarrhea.
  • Daha jit: Jamun is very useful in burning sensation.
  • Vata karam param: Jamun is the best Ayurveda herb which increases the vat component of the body.
  • Visheshat Madhumeha hara: Jamun is specially recommended in Diabetes mellitus.
  • Shrama hara: Jamun is useful in fatigue and tiredness.
  • Shosha Shamani: Jamun is indicated in conditions of low nutrition status of the body.
  • Krimi Dosha hantri: Jamun is a good anti infectious Ayurveda herb.
  • Kantha Artti Prashamani: Jamun is recommended in diseases of throat.
  • Kasa Shwas vinashani: Jamun is recommended in cough and respiratory discomfort.
  • Rochana: Jamun is useful in loss of taste.
  • Pachani: Jamun supports the digestive system and helps in proper digestion of food.

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Jamun Seeds Powder 2 oz
4.85US$

Jamun Seeds Powder 4 oz
8.25US$

Jamun Seeds Powder 1/2 Lb
14.15US$

Jamun Seeds Powder 1 Lb
24.85US$

Jamun Seeds Capsules 60capsules
12.65US$

Medicinal value of Jamun Seeds:

  • Anti Diabetic: In this study, we examined the effect of aqueous leaf extracts of S. cumini (L.) (ASC) on ADA activity of hyperglycemic subjects and the activity of total ADA, and its isoenzymes in serum and erythrocytes. The present study indicates that: (i) the ADA activity in hyperglycemic serum was higher than normoglycemic serum and ADA activity was higher when the blood glucose level was more elevated; (ii) ASC (60-1000 microg/mL) in vitro caused a concentration-dependent inhibition of total ADA activity and a decrease in the blood glucose level in serum; (iii) ADA1 and 2 were reduced both in erythrocytes and in hyperglycemic serum. These results suggest that the decrease of ADA activity provoked by ASC may contribute to control adenosine levels and the antioxidant defence system of red cells and could be related to the complex ADA/DPP-IV-CD26 and the properties of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors which serve as important regulators of blood glucose.
    • Syzygium cumini inhibits adenosine deaminase activity and reduces glucose levels in hyperglycemic patients. Bopp A, De Bona KS, Bellé LP, Moresco RN, Moretto MB.
  • Cardio Protective: The present study was designed to scientifically evaluate the cardioprotective potential of methanolic extract of Syzygium cumini seeds, on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction (MI) in rats. Five groups of albino rats, were selected for this study. Group I served as a control, Group II rats were given isoproterenol (20 mg/100 g, subcutaneously), and Group III rats were given methanolic extract of Syzygium cumini seeds (SME) of 500 mg/kg. Groups IV and V rats were given SME (250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg, respectively) and isoproterenol (20 mg/100 g subcutaneously) prior to MI induction. The transaminases (Aspartate Transaminase and Alanine Transaminase), Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine Phosphokinase (CPK), were estimated in both the serum and heart tissues, and the serum uric acid level was also estimated. Isoproterenol significantly increased the activities of CPK, LDH and the transaminases in serum with a concomitant decrease in these enzymes in tissue. Pretreatment with SMEat a dose of 500 mg/kg body weight for 30 days had a more significant effect on the activities of marker enzymes compared to 500 mg/kg treated group. Serum uric acid level, which increased on isoproterenol administration, registered near normal values on treatment with SME under study. The study confirms the cardioprotective potential of methanolic extract of Syzygium cumini seeds against isoproterenol-induced biochemical alterations in rats.
    • Cardioprotective Effect Of Methanolic Extract Of Syzygium Cumini Seeds On Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Infarction In Rats  By Sk Mastan, G Chaitanya, T Bhavya Latha, A Srikanth, G Sumalatha, K Eswar Kumar
  • Hepato Protective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the aqueous Syzygium cumini leaf extract on hepatotoxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride in rats. Blood samples obtained after treatments were measured for aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). A significant increase in the AST and ALT activities occurred after carbon tetrachloride administration alone, which was significantly lowered by preadministration with the aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini, but not by a single dose. This suggests that the extract may be useful for liver protection but needs to be given over a significant period. 
    • Effect of the aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini on carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity in rats Rafael Noal Moresco, Rita Leal Sperotto, Anie Schiavo Bernardi, Ricardo França Cardoso, Patrícia Gomes
  • Anti Cancerous: Cervical cancer is common among women in the Indian subcontinent and the incidences and death rates are gradually increasing over the years. Several dietary phytochemicals have been reported to have growth inhibitory and apoptotic effect on HeLa and other cervical cell lines. In this study, using Hoechst 33342 staining, MTT, Annexin V-FLUOS/PI and TUNEL assays we demonstrated that Syzygium cumini extract inhibits the growth and induces apoptosis in HeLa and SiHa cervical cancer cell lines in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The phytochemical, its mode of action and safety issues are yet to be determined.
    • Syzygium cumini inhibits growth and induces apoptosis in cervical cancer cell lines: a primary study D Barh and G Viswanathan
  • Anti Diabetic and Anti oxidant: The aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini was investigated for its possible hypoglycemic and antioxidant potentials in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic wistar female rats. A single intraperitoneal injection of STZ at a dose of 55 mg/kg body weight elevated the glucose levels more than 230 mg/dl after 3 days. Treatment with the aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini (Pulp) at 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg body weight resulted in significant reduction (p <0.001) in blood glucose levels. Body weights were significantly reduced (p <0.001) in STZ Induced diabetic rats when compared to normal rats, while in diabetic rats S.cumini extract (p <0.001) prevented significantly the decrease in body weight in a dose dependant manner. Total cholesterol, phospholipids, triglycerides, LDL-c, HDL-c levels were altered in STZ induced diabetic rats, which were considerably restored to near normal in animals treated with S.cumini extract. The administration of aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini resulted in significant (p <0.001) increase in the levels of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutahione peroxidase, glutathione-S-transferase and reduced glutathione (GSH), thus resulting in reduced free radical formation in liver tissues of the diabetic rats. The increased levels of lipid peroxidation and hydroperoxides in diabetic rats were reverted back to near normal levels after the treatment with aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini. These observations demonstrated that aqueous extract of Syzygium cumini have strong hypoglycemic effect and in vivo antioxidant activity in STZ-Induced diabetic rats and was dose dependent.
    • Effect of Aqueous Extract of Syzygium cumini Pulp on Antioxidant Defence System in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic RatsNAMASIVAYAM REKHA, RAMACHANDRAN BALAJI and MUNUSWAMY DEECARAMAN
  • Anti – Inflammatory: The present study is an attempt to elucidate the anti-inflammatory activity of S. Cumini bark against inflammation induced by individual autacoid insult. Histamine (1 mg/ml), 5-HT (1 mg/ml), bradykinin (0.02 mg/ml) and PGE2 (0.001 mg/ml) were used as inflammogens. One of these agents (0.1 ml) was injected s.c. into the right hind paw of each rat. The ethanolic extract of S. cumini bark was tested at the doses of 100, 300 and 1000 mg/kg, p.o. The results indicated the anti-inflammatory activity of S. cumini bark in histamine, 5-HT and PGE2-induced rat paw oedema. However, there was no such significant inhibition of oedema volume observed in bradykinin-induced rat paw oedema at any dose level. Thus, it is concluded that S. cumini exhibits inhibitory role on inflammatory response to histamine, 5-HT and PGE2.
    • Inhibitory role of Syzygium cumini on autacoid-induced inflammation in rats. Muruganandan S, Pant S, Srinivasan K, Chandra S, Tandan SK, Lal J, Prakash RV.

Useful part of Jamun:
Seeds; Fruits; Bark; Leaves

Doses of Jamun Seeds:
Powder: 3-6gm;

Some combinations with Jamun:
Pancha Pallav Yoga; Jambvadi Tail

Some important notes about Jamun:
Jamun seed powder is especially useful in diabetes.


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