2021, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part BPages: 89-97
Syzygium cumini (Jamun) its medicinal uses
Dr. Subodh Kumar and Dr. Bachchu Singh
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Syzygium cumini is a smooth and famous tree, about 8 to 15 meters high with white branch lets and reddish young shoots. Leaves are opposite, shiny and leathery, oblong-ovate to elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 6 to 12 centimeters long, the tip being broad and shortly pointed. In Unani the kernel (Khasta-e-Jamun) used for the treatment. A lot of pharmacological work has been scientifically carried out on various part of Syzygium cumini but some other traditionally important therapeutically uses are also remaining to proof till now scientifically. It has astringent, carminative, stomachic, diuretic, anti-diabetic, anti-diarrheal, anti-inflammatory, radio-protective, gastro-protective, antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, cardio-protective properties etc. The various chemical constituents present in Seeds yield glycosides, a trace of pale yellow essential oil, fat, resin, albumin, chlorophyll2, an alkaloid- jambosine3, gallic acid, 1-galloylglucose, 3-galloylglucose, quercetin and elements such as zinc, chromium, vanadium, potassium and sodium.