Saturday, September 5, 2009

Syzygium cumini

Botanical name : Syzygium cumini (Linn.) Skeels
Family : Myrtaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Jambu
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Black plum
Hindi : Jamun, Jaman
Malayalam : Njaval
Distribution – Throughout India in forests as well as cultivated for fruits.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, acuminate, gland dotted, smooth; flowers greenish white, in trichotomous panicles; fruits oblong, dark purple when ripe, contain single seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diarrhea, diabetes, leucorrhoea, fever, skin diseases and general debility.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Fruits

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