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The fruit of Gods

According to the revered Indian mythology Jamun, an exquisite fruit is referred to as the 'Fruit of the Gods'. The fruit is also known by Jaam, Jambul, Jamun or Java Plum (Syzygium Cumini/जांभूळ) across the Indian subcontinent. It has time and again emerged as a preferred fruit for the mighty supreme Indian gods. If we hit out on the search for its origin in Indian mythology, we can find gods from Treta Yuga cherish the Jamun fruit. As mentioned it the Indian mythology Ramayana, Lord Ram enjoyed this juicy Indian blackberry during his 14 years of exile during vanvas. Which earned Jamun the title of 'The fruit of Gods'. It is also believed that lord Megha, The god of clouds landed on this planet earth taking the form of dark and fierce fruit form Jamun. Not just Ramayana, Jamun also finds its reverent mention in Vishnuperana, where the beautiful skin of his divine lord Krishna is compared to the shiny bright colour of Jamun.

Hence Jamun tree is planted and preserved in every Lord Krishna temple. Jamun has also found its association with "The God of Destruction". Lord Shiva is revered by the mystics of the fruit. Where the Shiva's fondness for the fruit earned him the name of Jambunath or Jambukeswara. Like father his son Lord Ganesha is also considered to be fond of Jamun in order the balance his diet which includes a sumptuous meal of sweets, modaks and laddus.
Jamun has a great significance in the Indian subcontinent. With the beginning of the monsoon, Jamun barriers ripe and spread a delightful hint of fragrance during the initial rainy days. These flowering Indian blackberry vary with the geography, soil and care taken. This purple-black fruit of Jamun draws lots of fond diners, attracting birds, blue-bottle flies, squirrels and butterflies.
Every childhood is incomplete without Jamun, a tangy-sweet juicy explosion of ripe Jamun fruit is heavenly, which challenging to express in words. Astringent taste of the Jamun followed with the emollient sweetness leaves you to taste buds wanting for more. You can merely be snacking on Jamun berries, or it can also be consumed in the form of juice, jellies, jams & puddings. Jamun is versatile; it can be tried in the way of Jamun honey where the honey is harvested from the Jamun flower. And you can even try Jamun kulfi or Jamun candies which can be your perfect desert.
Jamun, widely known as Jambufalam in Sanskrit, is extensively used in several holistic treatments of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Chinese medicines. Jamun is loaded with flavonoids and antioxidants, which are essential for a healthy body and mind. The fantastic fruit of Jamun is a good source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. let's us have a look at health benefits of why Jamun is the fruit of gods.

कषायमधुरप्रायंगुरुविष्टम्भिशीतलम्|

जाम्बवंकफपित्तघ्नंग्राहिवातकरंपरम्||१४०||

kaṣāyamadhuraprāyaṃ guru viṣṭambhi śītalam|

jāmbavaṃ kaphapittaghnaṃ grāhi vātakaraṃ param||140|| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27



Charaka Sutrasthana, a definitive book on Ayurveda literally translates into sweet, lightly astringent, coolant which balances Kapha and Pitta of the body and energizes and refreshes the body. Absorbent by nature which helps cure stomach infection, dyspnea, diarrhoea. Jamun causes constipation and improves taste sensation and improves digestion. Jamun has received a lot of recognition in Indian folk medicine apart from this it has also earned respect in the pharmaceutical trade. Its exclusive composition is by far unique and different in comparison to other non-traditional fruit, Jamun contains tannins, anthocyanins and flavonols. Let's get drenched in Jamun magic and understand in details the health benefits of Jamun.

Therapeutic uses of Jamun

Manage diabetes

Jamun is recommended as a therapeutic fruit for diabetic patients because of its known benefits to controls blood sugar levels. After deliberate research, it is found that dried alcoholic extract from Jamun seeds subdues sugar level in the blood. Active ingredients found in Jamun help regulate insulin production from the β-pancreatic cells found in blood, this property helps reduce diabetic symptoms such as thirst and frequent urination.


Enhance skin health and glow

Jamun acts as an excellentdetoxifier, skin toner and has a moisturizing effect on the skin, which makes your skin healthy and glow. Jamun facemask and toners are considered to reduce facial pores and control the excess discharge of sebum. Vitamin C rich Jamun cleanses and detoxifies blood this heals acne and gives you a blemish-free radiant skin.


Improve Hemoglobin

Jamun is also an essential source of iron which helps boost hemoglobin level and act as a suburb blood cleanser. This helps increase red blood count and improves hemoglobin level in the blood, which is vital for managing anemia.


Healthy Heart

Jamun is an outstanding source of antioxidants and minerals like potassium and magnesium, which is necessary to reduce risks related to heart diseases. These minerals help prevent thickening of arteries due to blood impurities. This juicy fruit has mystic qualities which are used to manage hypertension and lower the risk stroke and high blood pressure.


Infection prevention

Traditionally several elements of Jamun tree are used for treating bacterial infection. Across northern India, Jamun pulp is dehydrated and preserved to dress injuries and restrict infection. Jamun is acknowledged to hold Gallic acid, malic acid, tannins and oxalic acid which are known to possess antibacterial and gastro protective properties. Infused with quintessential chemicals, Jamun is of eminent value in treating a host of bacterial infections such as cold, cough and respiratory infection.

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