Jamun is such a fruit, seeing which the mouth gets watery. If eaten by sprinkling salt on it, its sour-sweet-salty taste pleases the tongue and the mind. Jamun is a thousands of years old fruit found in India. This fruit is full of properties. Not only is the fruit of Jamun beneficial for the body, even its leaves, bark are useful. Jamun is considered a panacea to control the disease of diabetes.
When there is any religious, matrimonial or shaving work in the house, then Panditji will start the story with an ancient verse ‘Jambu Dweeve Bharatkhande Aryavrata Deshantargate… amuk….’ In the context of this article, we will tell you its meaning that India is located in Jambudweep, in which there is an abundance of Jambu (Jamun) tree. Due to this the island was named Jambu Island. We want to tell that the name of Jambudweep comes again and again in the Vedas and Puranas. It is clear from this that the Jamun tree and the fruit have been located in India for thousands of years. In fact, jamun is found in all the countries adjacent to India.
Jamun tree and fruit is located in India for thousands of years.
The special thing is that the fruit of Jamun reached other countries much later. There is information that in the year 1911, the United States Department of Agriculture introduced it to the US city of Florida. Later it was also grown in Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Jamun arrived in Brazil when India was a colony of the Portuguese.
Jamun is not only delicious to eat, it also has great medicinal properties.
In the book ‘The Useful Native Plants of Australia’ written by author JH Madden in the year 1889, information about Jamun has been given and it has been told that it is a fruit of India origin and the residents there eat it a lot.
Jamun is not only delicious to eat, it also has great medicinal properties. The biggest feature is that the powder of its kernels controls diabetes in a better way. In the ancient Ayurvedic text ‘Charakasamhita’, there is a law to mix the kernels of berries in the medicinal yoga ‘Pushyanuga-churna’. Apart from this, berries are beneficial in strengthening digestion. Jamun is useful in the prevention of liver diseases. Apart from this, it is also a kapha-vata destroyer.
Jamun’s bark, leaves, fruits, kernels and roots are all used in making Ayurvedic medicines.
In ‘Charakasamhita’, the use of the whole plant of Jamun has been told. Jamun’s bark, leaves, fruits, kernels and roots are all used in making Ayurvedic medicines. According to Ayurvedacharya and Yoga Guru Acharya Shri Balkrishna, applying the juice of Jamun leaves on the face provides relief from acne. The bark of Jamun is a good blood purifier, which cleanses the blood and can cure skin diseases. The wood obtained from the Jamun tree is very strong and water resistant, so its wood is used to install motors in rail sleepers and wells.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 25, 2022, 08:32 IST