Jambul Herb - Uses And Side Effects
Jambul is extracted from the fruits, seeds, and leaves of Syzygium cuminii. Native to India and Sri Lanka, this tree grows 50 to 80 feet high and has edible berries. A related species, S. jambos, has been used for treating diabetes.
A tree from 20 to 30 feet high, with long narrow peach-like leaves; flowers a greeny-yellow colour, in terminal bunches, blooming in July; the fruit about the size of a hen's egg, varying from white to red and rose colour, in scent and taste like a ripe apricot. It was cultivated in England by Miller in 1768. The bark is dense and hard, pinky or reddy-brown colour, with a thick corky substance, whitish grey mottled, often ridged; the inner surface has a silky lustre; freshly fractured it shows a colour varying from fawn to a pinky purple, abruptly shortly fibrous; seeds are oval, 1/2 inch long and 1/5 inch round, hard, heavy, blacky-grey colour, almost tasteless.
Common doses of Jambul
Jambul comes as tea or decoctions made from seeds or dried leaves. Experts disagree on what dose to take.
Uses of Jambul herb
Specifically, Jambul may help to :-
Side effects of Jambul
Call your health care practitioner if you experience unusual symptoms when using jambul.
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Don't use jambul while drinking alcohol or taking other drugs that slow the nervous system, such as:
Important paints to remember
What the research shows
Although herbalists say jambul is effective in treating diabetes, diarrhea, and dysentery, little clinical evidence supports these claims. Some animal studies suggest jambul may be valuable for certain traditional uses, but human studies haven't been done.
Other names for Jambul
Other names for jambul include black plum, Eugenia cyanocarpa, Eugenia jambolana, jamba, jamboliio, jambool, jambu, jambula, jambulon plum, java plum, and syzygium jambolanum.
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