Indian blackberry, better known as Jamun is a summer fruit that is loaded with huge amount of nutrition and offers various health and medical benefits. Though this fruit is very small in size, but the benefits it offers is really surprising. Each and every part of this Indian Blackberry or Jamun is very useful. Jamun is known by different names in different states of India but biologically it is known as Syzygium cumini.Jamun is loaded with calcium, iron, potassium, calorie, fiber, carbohydrate, protein, fat, water, magnesium, vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6 and more. So, this makes it very clear that how we can be benefitted from this small fruit.
However, the main benefits it offers are explained here in detail.
Benefits of Blackberry or Jamun
Helpful for diabetes treatment:
Diabetes patients can be benefitted by having this fruit regularly. Blackberry fruit helps in converting the extra starch into energy thus keeping the blood sugar level in control. Also, low glycemic index is another reason why Jamun fruit is considered as a helpful fruit for diabetes patients. Every part of jamun starting from bark, seeds and leaves are useful to control diabetes. While the extract of all these parts reduces the sugar level in urine, the seeds powder manages the conversion of starch into sugar.
Blackberry fruit contains good amounts of calcium, vitamin C, potassium and iron which strengthen the bones along with improving the immunity system.
Helps in digestion:
As already said, every part of blackberry plant comes in great help and the leaves are no exception to that. Blackberry leaves are used as Ayurvedic medicine to treat ulcers and diarrhea. The anti-bacterial property of Jamun fruit is the reason why it is used to treat the digestion issue.
Reduces the chances of Heart disease:
This is most probably one of the best health benefits of blackberries. Ellagic acid or ellagitannins, anthocyanidins and anthocyanins are the compounds that are present in Indian Blackberry in rich amounts. All these compounds have anti-inflammatory property while they are anti-oxidants also. These antioxidants interrupt in oxidation of cholesterol along with preventing the formation of plaque thus reducing the chances of heart disease. Also potassium is another important component that reduces hypertension to keep one safe from heart disease.
Syzygium cumini has been proved of having chemoprotective and radioprotective properties which are useful to prevent cancer. A research conducted by Jagetia GC and colleagues has proved the radio-protective property of Jamun while several studies have revealed its chemo-protective property. Researchers have claimed that this radio-protective property reduces the generation of free radicals that cause cancer.
Apart from various health benefits of blackberries, it has other uses as well. These medicinal herbs are very effective for treating acne also. If Jamun pulp is applied regularly on face along with amla juice and rose water, it can cure acne promptly. According to many experts, dark patches and leukoderma are also treated by this mixture.
So, the benefits of Indian blackberry or Jamun are uncountable. The bark, seeds and leaves of blackberry plant are separately used for various purposes. These are explained below:
Uses of every part of Blackberry plant
Uses of Jamun Bark:
• It cures diarrhea
• Dysentery is controlled if Jamun bark is consumed
• Jamun bark is able to control Raktapitta and excessive bleeding
• Have Jamun bark powder to have a check on Ulcerative colitis.
Uses of Indian blackberry’s seed:
• If 3-6 gm jamun seed powder is taken with water, it stops the bad habit of bed-wetting
• Seed powder is helpful for Dysentery
• Stones can be treated by having seed powder with curd
• This seed powder is a good medicine for diarrhea and diabetes also.
Uses of Jamun leaves:
• The leaves of blackberry plant are able to cure female infertility
• Diarrhea, Dysentery and Indigestion isbetter treated if the leaves’ juice are taken thrice or twice a day
• The leaves’ juice can cure kidney stones as well
• You can have Jamun leaf’s juice to cure vomiting
• Jamun leaves are also helpful in treating wounds and infections.
So, the health benefits of Indian blackberry are huge. Start having this fruit from today and stay healthy.
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