Jambu Bij is a highly nutritious, refreshing and succulent fruit with 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, goes by the botanical name Syzygium cumini. Jamun is native to the Indian sub continent but is also widely found in various Asian countries. The fruits 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. Jamun is low on calorie count with only 3 to 4 calories compared to other berries and is an excellent source of vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein, iron, magnesium, potassium and few phytochemicals. The fruit is diuretic, anti- scorbutic and carminative in properties and is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds.
Jambu Bij is considered to have a natural property to help reduce sugar level in blood & urine. It has a cohesive action. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory, astringent qualities & helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. It helps to maintain sugar level in blood. Jambu has astringent properties. It also has digestive and liver stimulant properties amd helps in glucose metabolism.