Saturday, September 5, 2009

Syzygium jambos

Botanical name : Syzygium jambos (Linn.) Alston
Family : Myrtaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Champeya
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Rose apple
Hindi : Gulab-jamun
Malayalam : Champa, Panineerchampa, Malakkachampa
Distribution – Throughout India, cultivated
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small sized evergreen tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, lanceolate and acute; flowers greenish white in terminal racemes. Fruits pale yellow, globose, sweet scented, with 1-2 seeds within.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, diarrhea, colic, wounds, ulcers, stomatitis, arthritis, and general debility.
Useful part : Bark, Fruits.

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