Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Juman or Jamun seed has been used in this part of the world for a long time to help a person be more healthy. It has an amazing reputation. At Himalayan Gold we do not endorse the claims but acknowledge the reputation of the food.
The Praanadha Ayuveda Hospital has an excellent article written on this amazing fruit. Please read it in full.
"Jamun, Black plum , java plum, malabar plum, jambolan or jambul can help a lot in controlling blood sugar level because it contains anthocyanins, ellagic acid, hydrolysable tannins etc. Each part of the Jambul plant such as the leaves, berry and seeds can be used by those suffering from diabetes. In fact, research has shown that the fruits and seeds of this plant have hypoglycemic effects as they help reduce blood and urine sugar levels rapidly.
Jamun Controls Blood Sugar levels
The seeds, in particular, are very effective as it contains glycoside jamboline and alkaloid jambosine that regulate and control blood sugar levels. Whenever this seasonal fruit is available in the market, try to include it in your diet as it can be very effective for the pancreas. Else you can make a powder of dried seeds of Jambul fruit and eat this powder with water twice a day.
Indian Black berry or Jamun is native to India and its neighboring countries but you can find it at Asian markets and herbal shops. Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine use the fruit, seeds, bark, leaves etc to treat a variety of health problems. Ayurveda texts indicate that Jambolan is one of the greatest fruits.
The seeds contain the glucoside jambolin which prevents the conversion of starch into sugar and this benefits by controlling blood sugar levels. They also contain many flavonoids, phenols and are rich in protein and calcium. It is a very good source of carotene, iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus.
The tree flowers with the onset of summer in March/April and bears fruit in May/June when it is hotter. The fruits’ skin is in various shades of purple, some almost black colored. It is an oblong shaped berry and the ripe berry has a deep purple flesh that colors the mouth and tongue for a few hours after it is eaten. The fruit tastes sweet and tasty with an astringent action.
Our next lane which takes pride of a jamun tree has the complete road blue with vehicles plying to and fro on the ripe fruits keep dropping . The last shower saw colorful water flowing adjacent to the road with pools of water collected and the sand also had a blue coloration.
Caution for pregnant women:
A few people advise pregnant women to avoid eating jamun as it will result in baby’s skin getting stained with small dark patches in the womb. However there is no clinical versions to support this claim. There is no harm absolutely for pregnant women to eat 8 to 10 black plums a day, why miss all the health benefits when the fruit is in season.
Top health benefits of Jamun:
# Dried seeds powder two times a day at one gram each dose could help support blood sugar. # Fruits reduce excessive salivation # Seeds decoction with honey prevents thirst and fatigue due to physical strain. # Seeds decoction has anti septic activity # For boils and other skin disorders apply some jamun seeds mixed with a little oil on the affected area. # For Acidity, eat jamuns with black salt and roasted cumin seed powder. # To remove body weakness, treat anemia, increase memory and remove sexual weakness, take 1 tsp each of jamun juice, honey and amla juice everyday in the morning.
Precautions while consuming Jamuns:
# Avoid eating jamuns on an empty stomach # Never drink milk after consuming jamun. # Do not eat them in excess as it may cause body aches and fevers.
Jamun is nature’s gift to mankind. Make best use of the natural resource - Jamun to control and regulate blood sugar levels. During off season the fruit can be consumed with the by-products like jamun seeds powder, vinegar, juices, jellies etc."
NOTE 1: Juman is in Super Superfood Greens 2% by volume, in Super Superfood Reds 2 % by volume, and in Super Superfood Gold it is 1.6% by volume.
NOTE 2: While these above are amazing reports, our super superfoods do not include high volumes of Jumans. If you are ill, please go to a physician. If on the other hand, you want good health by a cross selection of good nutrition, with an associated long life, our super superfoods are available for you.