Lahore: Black plum has a sweet and sour taste and is acidic and astringent in nature. Due to its acidic nature, it is usually sprinkled with salt before eating. It was introduced in the United States in 1999 in Florida. It is founded hardly in tropical regions of the subcontinent. This big evergreen tree is planted widely in the Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu and Gangetic plains in India. It is also present in the Philippines, Thailand, and West Indies.
Fruit ripens on the tree and should be picked daily. It belongs to the family Myrtaceae and has different names according to the language of a specific region. Botanically is known as Syzygium cumini and it is produced on an evergreen plant that goes up to 20 feet in height.
Black Plum Jamun Health Benefits
In the Sub-Continent of Pakistan and India, this fruit is used as a treatment in Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of ailments. The presence of anthocyanins in the skin of fruit gives it a dark color. This phytonutrient also provides antioxidants. Among others also contains potassium, zinc, iron, folic acid, and vitamin A and C. In Ayurvedic medicine, fruit and other parts of trees are used for the treatment of anemia, respiratory infections, digestive issues, and also to regulate the heartbeat. Different nutrients present in 100 grams are given below in the table with their amount.
Common uses of Black plum juice:
This fruit is very useful and beneficial according to a health and medicinal point of view. Since it is a seasonal fruit, it is recommended that one should try to consume more and more of this fruit and its juice during the month of June and July. Some amazing and surprising benefits of this fruit for human health are given below:
- The use of juice is very helpful to treat digestive disorders such as diarrhea, dysentery, and dyspepsia.
- To overcome the problem of female sterility juice should be used.
- Teeth problems can be avoided by drinking or applying the juice.
- It enhances the immune system.
- It is beneficial for the treatment of piles and hemorrhoids.
- Cough and asthma can be controlled by drinking fresh juice.
- It acts as an anti-aging agent.
- For urine retention and spleen enlargement juice of the fruit is given to the patient.
- Its juice along with curd is very beneficial against digestive diseases.
- In case of diarrhea, the juice is useful after mixing a little amount of salt in it.
Nature has everything that is inevitable and dispensable for human beings and has put all the benefits for human beings in every fruit. Similarly, the black plum has very vital importance regarding its medical uses, especially it is beneficial for diabetic ailments. Nowadays in developing countries especially in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, digestive disorders occur because of increased heat in the stomach that ultimately increases the SGPT (Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase, an enzyme that is commonly present in liver and heart cells) which causes the liver problems mostly known as the Hepatitis. Black Plum plays an important role to reduce stomach heat, because of its coolant properties.
Black Plum is also good for skin diseases, it has natural astringent properties that help to prevent acne, blemishes, wrinkles, and pimples. In developing countries, iron deficiency is very common, the natural iron sources veiled in themselves. It also contains vitamin C which is necessary for skin growth. It also contains many bio-chemicals and flavonoids and essential oils gallic acid and oxalic acid malic acid etc., this will be discussed in detail one-by-one.