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Eugenia Jambolana Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Black Plum
Glycemic Index / Load
Black Plum
Botanical Name
Syzygium Cumini, Syzygium Jambolanum
Hindi Name
Jamun, Jamoon,
Homeopathic Name
Syzygium Jambolanum   -   Mother Tincture

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Eugenia Jambolana

Parts Used

Leaves, Bark, Fruits, Dried Seed, Stem Bark

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Eugenia Jambolana

Excess consumption may cause stomach ache, body ache.
Avoid during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Do not take milk after eating Black Plums.
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Black Plum is the fruit of a tree.
This tree is an evergreen. But it fruits only once a year during the rainy season.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 30 M.
Best used for Diabetes.

Black Plums contains a glucose called Jamboline which regulates the conversion of starch into sugar.

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Materia Medica for Eugenia Jambolana

Black Plum General

Black Plum is familiar as Jamun. It is a fruit known all over the world. As per our Hindu Cosmology, One out of the seven continents is named after Black Plum i.e, Jambudvipa. Black Plum is of great importance in Hindu religion. Lord Krishna's color has been compared to its fruit color. Every part of the plant is of great medicinal importance.
A decoction prepared from its seeds consumed with honey is a good herbal remedy for Fatigue.
To treat Skin Disorders like Boils, apply its seeds blended with oil on the affected portion. It is effective for the treatment of Leucoderma. The paste prepared from its seeds and milk is applied on the face for treating Pimples.
Consuming its juice helps in treating Oral Problem, Stomatitis (mouth ulcers). For a clear voice and to keep away Throat Problems like Hoarseness, gargle everyday with Jamun Juice. It cures the problem of Bleeding Gums and Teeth.
It regulates sugar metabolism, this ultimately aids in combating Diabetes.
A decoction prepared from its plant is used for the treatment of Rheumatic Pain and Gout.
It is used to combat Lung Ailments like Bronchitis and Asthma.
It is a miraculous herb for treatment of Stomach Problems. It is consumed with salt to cure Acidity. Its juice is good for treating Vomiting.
Have some of its raw fruit with water to combat Constipation and Diarrhea.
It treats the problem of Piles.
It curbs the ailment Diuresis.
It is Aphrodisiac in nature.
Caution : Do not consume on an empty Stomach. Do not drink milk after eating Jamun. Do not consume it in excess. Consult a Doctor before consuming it.

Keywords : fatigue, Skin Ailments, Oral Problems, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Lung Ailments, Stomach Problems, Constipation Diarrhea, Piles, Diuresis.
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Black Plum for Gingivitis

Rinse your mouth with fresh Black Plum juice, 2 times a day.

Black Plum for Diabetes

Eat tender leaves of Black Plum every morning for 2 weeks. It controls excess sugar.
Take 250 gm boiling water. Put 50 gm Ripe Black Plum and switch off the flame. Cover the dish for 30 Minutes. Then crush the paste and strain. Take in equal quantities thrice a day.

Black Plum ( Jaamun ) for Hysteria

Put 1 kg Black Plum in a jar. Add 150 g Salt in it. Eat 4 pieces daily.

Black Plum ( Jaamun ) as Piles repellent

Eat 5 to 6 Black Plum ( Jaamun ) with salt during season. It keeps you away from Piles.

Black Plum ( Jaamun ) for Hoarseness

Take dry Black Plum ( Jaamun ) Seeds. Grind them. Add Honey ( Shehad ) to make pea size pills. Chew a pill twice a day.

Black Plum for Bed Wetting

Grind 1 teaspoon of dried Black Plum seeds. Consume it with water.

Black Plum for Spermatorrhea

Take 4 grams of dried Black Plum seeds and grind them to make a powder. Consume it with water 2 times a day, in the morning and evening.

Black Plum for Dysentery

Mix 20 grams of powdered Black Plum seeds in half cup of water. Drink it, 2 times a day.

Black Plum for Diarrhea

Grind 2 Black Plum leaves and add a pinch of Rock Salt in it. Consume it 2 times a day, in the morning and evening.

Black Plum for Dental Diseases

Burn Black Plum leaves and Almond shells. Add crushed Peppermint leaves in it. Use it as a tooth Powder. Brush with this powder, 2 times a day.

Black Plum for Ringworm

Apply diluted fresh Black Plum juice over the affected areas, 2 times a day.

Black Plum for Polyuria

Grind 1 teaspoon of dried Black Plum seeds to make a powder. Consume it daily.

Black Plum for Conjunctivitis

Boil 15 Black Plum leaves in 200 ml of water till it reduces to 50 ml. Cool it and wash your eyes with it.

Black Plum for Throat Disorder

Drink 10 ml of fresh Black Plum juice daily.

Black Plum for Piles

Extract the juice of Black Plum leaves by grinding and squeezing them. Take 20 ml of this juice and add a pinch of Sugar in it. Consume it 3 times a day for one week.

Black Plum for Indigestion

Mix 10 ml of Jamun Vinegar in one cup of water. Drink it.

Black Plum for Vomiting

Take 400 ml of water and add 2-3 pieces each of Mango and Black Plum in it. Boil it till it reduces to 1/4. Cool it and drink 10 ml of this daily.

Black Plum for Liver Diseases

Consume 2 teaspoons of Jamun Vinegar daily.

Black Plum for Spleen Enlargement

Consume 2 teaspoons of Jamun Vinegar daily.

Black Plum for Kidney Stones

Mix half teaspoon of dried Black Plum seed powder in one small bowl of Yogurt. Consume it twice daily. You can also eat one cup of Black Plum fruits daily.

Black Plum for Wounds

Apply 2 grams of Black Plum bark powder over the affected areas.

Black Plum for Burn Marks

Grind Black Plum leaves to make a fine paste and apply over the affected areas. Repeat the process 2 times a day.

Black Plum for Insect Bites

Grind 2 Black Plum leaves to make a fine paste. Mix it with one cup of water. Drink it.

Black Plum for Abscess

Mix Black Plum seed powder in Castor Oil. Apply it on the affected area. Repeat the process two times a day.

Black Plum for Acid Reflux

Grind Black Plum fruit with a pinch of Black Salt and roasted Cumin seed powder. Consume one teaspoon of it.

Black Plum for Acne

Take dried Black Plum seed powder and mix it with Cow Milk to make a paste. Apply it on the affected area before going to bed. The next morning, wash off. Repeat the process daily.

Black Plum for Gum Diseases

Gently massage with fresh Black Plum fruit juice on the affected area. Repeat the process two times a day.
You can also drink fresh Black Plum juice.

Black Plum for Aphthous Ulcers

Gently massage with fresh Black Plum fruit juice on the affected area. Repeat the process two times a day.
You can also drink fresh Black Plum juice.

Black Plum for Anorexia

Mix Jamun Vinegar with water in a ratio of 1:1. Consume half cup of it, two times a day.

Black Plum for Debility

Mix one teaspoon each of fresh Black Plum fruit juice, Indian Gooseberry juice and Honey. Consume it daily in the morning.
It also increases memory.

Black Plum for Gout

Take Black Plum bark and boil it in water till the water thickens. Let it cool. Apply this mixture on the affected area. Repeat the process two times a day.
It will provide relief from pain.
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Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 1

Grind dry Indian Gooseberry and Black Plum stones in equal measure. Take One tablespoon of this powder with cool water every morning half an hour before breakfast.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 2

Mix in equal quantities Indian Gooseberry juice, Black Plum leaf juice and Wood Apple leaf juice. Take One tablespoon twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 10

Take Fenugreek ( Mehti in Hindi ) seeds, Bayleaf ( Tejpatta in Hindi ), Black Plum ( Jamun in Hindi ) seed and Bael Patra, leaves of Bael, in the ration of 1:1:2:3 . Grind them to make powder. Take 2 tsp a day. Take one teaspoon one hour before breakfast and one teaspoon one hour before dinner.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 17

Prepare a fine powder of the following herbs and store in a vessel:
Gymnema Sylvestre 50 mg
Dried Bitter Gourd 50 mg
Fenugreek Seeds 50 mg
Nigella seeds ( Black Cumin ) 50 mg
Dried Black Plum ( Jamun )50 mg
Black Pepper 25 mg
Consume ¼ tablespoon powder along with a cup of Soy Milk or Butter Milk ( Lassi ) on an empty stomach.
Soak ¼ tablespoon of the powdered mixture in a glass of water overnight and consume before breakfast in the next morning.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 20

Prepare a powder of 1 kg of dried Okra (Lady Finger), 1 kg dried leaves of Sukh Chain Tree, 1 kg dried Neem Tree leaves, dried Bitter Gourd 250 grams, dried Black Plum seeds 250 grams and store in a vessel. Take 1 teaspoon powder with stale water not fresh water. It is most effective treatment to cure Diabetes completely.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 21

Prepare a powder of 35 grams dried Black Plum seeds, 12 gm of Bamboo Silica, 12 gm Green Cardamoms seeds and collect in a vessel. Take 1 tsp powder with water two times a day for 3 weeks. This is one of the best and instant natural remedy to cure Diabetes.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 23

Make a fine powder of dried Indian Gooseberry berries, Bitter Gourd and Black Plum seeds in the same quantity and store in a vessel. Consume 1 tsp of this powder with a glass of water for 1 week.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 24

Blend ½ cup of Black Plum Pulp and ½ cup of Mango pulp and consume it. It acts like a tonic for diabetic patients.
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P shiva kumar lal
23 May 2015
How may black plum pieces I have to consume everyday to control blood sugar levels.
Herbpathy Team
25 May 2015
Dear P Shiva Kumar Lal
Black Plum has numerous health benefits, regulating the Blood Sugar levels is one of those. It converts Starch into energy and keeps a check on your Blood Sugar levels.

You should take 6 to 8 black plums a day, which is equivalent to one- half a cup.
Or, you can also make a powder of dried seeds of Black Plums and take one tablespoon of the powder with water, twice a day.

Consuming the fruit in excess may result in Body Aches and Fever. So, avoid it.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
28 May 2015
Actually My problem is liver function disorders every 6 months pls give the suggestions feedback and at the same time digestion disorder also at the same time weight loss.pls give more food and fruits type suggestion
Herbpathy Admin
01 Jun 2015
Dear Danda Venkateswarlu

The Liver is a very important part of the Body. It detoxifies the Body by removing toxins. It also secrets the bile that helps in Digestion. Liver is a part of the Digestive System. That is why, you are facing simultaneous Liver and Digestive System Problems. And your weight loss may be associated with these two problems.

The following Herbs will improve the functions of your Liver. You may try any of the given methods.
Add young leaves of Milk Thistle to your Salad.
Having one glass of fresh grape juice daily will tone your Liver.
Consumption of 1 cup of carrot juice will improve the functions of Your Liver.
Drinking 3 to 4 tbs of Indiangoose Berry ( Amla ) on an empty stomach will improve the functioning of your Liver. It also enhances the functioning of the Digestive System.

These herbs will tonify your Liver.
To make your digestive system strong, you should try the following Herbs :

Chew 2gm of cumin seeds after having your meal. It will improve the Digestion.
Add 2tbs of Coriander juice in a glass of Buttermilk. Take this half an hour before having your meal.

You may also take coconut. Eat 20gm of coconut on an empty Stomach.

For more information, you can visit the page of Liver Disorders and Digestive Disorders on this website.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
13 Jul 2015
why we should avoid black plum during pregnancy?
Herbpathy Research Team
16 Jul 2015
Dear Vidhya

Pregnancy is a real crucial time for the woman as well as her entire family and, when it comes to food, there are many fruits and veggies need to be avoided during pregnancy.

Black Plum contains nutrients for the body such as Proteins, Fat, Vitamins, but overdose should be avoided during pregnancy, as Black Plums are known to be hot in nature, this may induce uterine contractions and may lead to early labor. So, avoid the fruit during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Excess dosage may cause body aches and fevers. So avoid.
Also, it is said that over consumption of Black Plums may result in baby’s skin getting stained with small dark patches in the womb.

Other fruits that are suggested to be avoided during pregnancy are

God Bless.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
17 Jul 2015
I'm pregnant now.. 60 days.. Daily I'm consuming black plums.. What to do. What will happen.. Please tell me
Herbpathy Research Team
17 Jul 2015
Dear Shallini

First of all, many congratulations to you.
And don't worry, during initial days, its absolutely okay to eat Black Plum, but, in a limit. By limit we mean 8- 10 Plums a day, as it will regulate the Blood glucose levels, which is good.
Avoid this herb during the last 3 months.

Do not over consume the fruit and do not take it on an empty stomach.
But you gotta strictly avoid Papaya and Pineapple.

Happy Pregnancy, wishing you a safe one.
Stay Healthy!!

Herbpathy Research Team
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
21 Jul 2015
I am having external piles. I have swelling like a very small ball, outside the left anus(near anus muscle). Though itching and pain has got somewhat reduced after taking siddha medicines and karunai leghiyam for a month,, prescribed by a siddha doctor, the swelling has not reduced. Will taking black plum cure my swelling? Is there any other useful medicine to reduce the swelling and get rid of the problem once for all? What are the precautions I have to tkae and what are the foods I have to avoid? Please advise me immediately and also send the reply to my email.
Herbpathy Research Team
23 Jul 2015
Dear Mr. M R Raj

Piles is a disease of Anus and Rectum and is the consequence of Liver Disorders. To address the Liver, we suggest you to do the following,

For 3 days, take Radish juice early morning, on an empty stomach.

Take half a cup of curd, mix it with sugarcane juice, drink it for 2 weeks.

Take one capsule of Milk Thistle daily for at least a month. It is not easily available in the market. So, if you have a hard time procuring the Herb, you may try Dandelion ( Kanphul ) tincture or raw leaves.

After 15 days, again start with Radish juice.

Do not consume alcohol. Avoid oily and spicy food.
Hard stool can be softened by consuming Isabgol and Trifala at night.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )

This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vijay ( US )
08 Apr 2016
What kind of fruits or herbs are useful to cure prostitis? Or eliminate any infections of prostate and UTI

What foods to be avoided
Manav Vyas
12 Apr 2016
To cure your problem, you can try Stinging Nettle and water extract form of Herb Punarnava. Take these Herbs for a month. The homeopathic name of Stinging Nettle is - Urtica Dioica. Take this tincture twice a day for 15 days. Morning evening, 5 drops in half glass of water. Good luck !! These Herbs have shown positive results in curing Prostatitis as I have observed in my friend circle.
Niki ( India )
07 Jun 2016
I'm 13 weeks pregnant. I started having black plums/ jambloans... People keep saying that the baby's eye would get blue and that I'm not supposed to have them.. Can I eat these???
14 Jun 2016
Hello Niki There is no such thing that the eyes of the baby will become blue if you eat Black plum. In fact, in controlled consumption Black Plum shows various heath benefits during pregnancy such as:
Strengthens Bones
Promotes Digestion
Regulates Diabetes
Prevents Cancer
Treats Infections
Good Oral Health
Prevents Anemia
Keeps Your Heart Healthy All the best
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Kumari ( India )
11 Jun 2016
my son have boils on his ass very much, it comes regularly one after one and he suffers very much from boils. so, what should I do to avoid boils and it's scars on the place of boils...? please tell me
28 Jun 2016
Black plum controls boils, e can take 5 to 6 black plums everyday. Grind leaves of Henna, make a paste of it. apply it on the affected area of your son. Or make a paste of black cumin powder with warm water and apply it on the affected area. Grind seeds of red sandlawood. Sprinkle the powder over the boils , twice in a day this will also provide relief.
Akash Jadhav ( INDIA )
14 Jun 2016
why its said not to eat black plum after having milk?
28 Jun 2016
Dear Akash Jadhav , Eating both together will cause release of both acidic and alkaline juices leading to Digestive problems. There should be a minimum of one hour gap between Black Plum and Milk.
Annalakshmi ( TAMILNADU )
25 Jun 2016
How to use in Black Plum in Heart Patient, Please ask me?
29 Jun 2016
black plum is full of potassium. 100 gram of jamun contains about 55 mg of potassium. This sufficient amount of jamun is beneficial to diseases like heart, high blood pressure, and stroke. Regular eating of jamun helps to prevent hardening of arteries. Eat 100- 250 gm of this fruit everyday, but never on an empty stomach.
Deva ( India )
26 Jun 2016
I heard like it's good for eyes...is it true??
29 Jun 2016
Black Plum is amazing fruit for multiple diseases. It is good for diabetic patients, for heart diseases, for ulcers, oral conditions,etc. You can take it for your eyes, but do not ever take it on an empty stomach .
Prithvi ( India )
01 Jul 2016
I have by mistake drank milk soon after taking black plum? What will happen?what should I do now?
Sakshi Kalra
01 Jul 2016
Did you notice any change ? Didn't you vomit ? If not, then it is okay, but it is recommended that do not consume milk after eating fruits. There are a few fruits, with which you can take milk, like banana and mango. Next time be careful.
Christine Williams ( USA/ Maryland )
14 Jul 2016
Where can this fruit be bought in the US
04 Aug 2016
You can buy it from any herbal store in your region. If not, buy it online. There are many websites which sell herbs. Check over the internet and do the needful.
Zakir ( India karnataka )
25 Dec 2016
Does plum seeds powder really cure from low sperm count and watery semen?please reply by gmail
Lidia ( Venezuela )
09 Jan 2017
Excellent blog! I will apply your suggestions in the use and combinations of jambul, in my country is known as Pesjua extranjera
Vikrant kaushik ( Delhi )
23 Apr 2017
Hi, i want to know, black plum vinegar is acidic or alkaline in nature?, as i am taking homeopathy medicine, which restrict sour and citrus food , which is acidic in nature, and can you please tell whether i smoke or not while taking my homeopathy medicine?
Sashank ( Student and Researcher )
03 May 2017
Dear Vikrant,
Black plum fruit is acidic in nature. Black Plum Vinegar may be alkaline if taken in the Raw forum, other products can be acidic.
You should avoid smoking, and alcohol while taking homeopathic medicines.
Sandeep ( Andhra Pradesh )
06 Jun 2017
i love jamun. i consumed 250gr at a time occasionally when i find them in the market. is that can effect my health?
Raman Sohli
03 Jul 2017
It is okay if you consume Jamun. Do you suffer from any health disorder ? Do not consume it in excess, as this fruit may cause body ache and stomach pain.
Naveen kumar ( INDIA/Andhra Pradesh )
13 Jun 2017
Is there any herbal treatment for dailysis patients???
Ishmeet Sodhi ( India )
03 Jul 2017
Naveen , Yes, the best herb that can be taken by those undergoing Dialysis and those suffering from Kidney Disorder is land Caltrops and Varuna. You may take these herbs in the form of capsules or tincture.
land caltrops is known as Tribulus Terrestris, buy the tincture from a homeopathic shop and have 5 drops of it, every day for a month.
Varuna capsules can be bought online and can be taken, one every day for a month. Also, I will suggest that you talk to your health care provider before you try any herb.
Bhawna ( Delhi )
05 Jul 2017
i ate 200 gms of jamun empty stomach. and m worrying alot. is it dangerous?, and what should i do..i am suffering from external piles as well
10 Jul 2017
Do not worry. It is okay. Jamun should be avoided on an empty stomach if you have low sugar levels. As Jamun is known to reduce the sugar levels. Eating it like on an empty stomach may lower the blood sugar beyond the normal level. So, in future, you must avoid it.
Tehseen ramdul ( India )
16 Apr 2018
I had excess quantity of jamuns and now dealing with severe stomach ache....is there any cure for this???
Naveen kumar ( India )
03 Jan 2021
Having dried black plum everyday will cause any side effects or not.please reply to me
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