Control Diabetes Naturally with Java Plum

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Discover How Java Plum Fruit can Help Manage Diabetes Naturally

javaplum_mThere are many names for this fruit and some of these are as per below:

  • Jambul
  • Jambol
  • Jambolan
  • Jamun
  • Jaman
  • Black Plum
  • Indian Blackberry
  • Doowet
  • Syzygium jambolanum
  • Syzygium cumini

In some cultures, it is also known as rose apple.

Java Plum is a large, evergreen, tree from the Myrtle) family, originating in the region between eastern India and Myanmar and it now grows easily in sub-tropical climates and in Florida, USA.

How Does it Help Manage Diabetes?

As per webmd.com, seed, leaf, bark, and fruit of Java Plum fruits are used to make medicine. It is widely used in folk medicine for diabetes. It is also used for digestion disorders including gas (flatulence), bowel spasms, stomach problems, and severe diarrhea (dysentery). Another use is treatment of lung problems such as bronchitis and asthma.

Java Plum or Indian Blackberry is a good source of Vitamin A, B Vitamins and Vitamin C. It provides significant amounts of manganese, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. It’s is rich in high carbohydrate content and some amounts of zinc as well. It is a low calorie fruit and known for astringent properties.

Java Plum stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin and stops the starch from changing to sugar. You can use the whole fruit, seeds, juice and dried seeds powder. Even the inner bark of the Jambul tree can be used for diabetes treatment.

Traditional medical healers in Madagascar have been using the seeds of jambolan for generations as the centerpiece of an effective therapy for counteracting the slow debilitating impacts of diabetes.

Scientific Evidence about Java Plum and it’s Impact on Diabetes!

course2As per US National Library of Medicine (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov), Jambul is rich in compounds containing anthocyanins, glucoside, ellagic acid, isoquercetin, kaemferol and myrecetin.

The seeds are claimed to contain alkaloid, jambosine, and glycoside jambolin or antimellin, which halts the diastatic conversion of starch into sugar and seed extract has lowered blood pressure by 34.6% and this action is attributed to the ellagic acid content. The seeds have been reported to be rich in flavonoids, a well-known antioxidant, which accounts for the scavenging of free radicals and protective effect on antioxidant enzymes and also found to have high total phenolics with significant antioxidant activity and are fairly rich in protein and calcium.

Different parts of the jambolan especially fruits, seeds and stem bark possess promising activity against diabetes mellitus and it has been confirmed by several experimental and clinical studies.

In the early 1960s to 1970s, many researchers like Chirvan-Nia and Ratsimamanga, Sigogneau-Jagodzinski et al, Lal and Choudhuri, Shrotri et al, Bose and Sepha and Vaish reported the antidiabetic activity of various parts of jambolan in diabetic animals.

Many clinical and experimental studies suggest that, different parts of the jambolan especially fruits and seeds possess promising activity against diabetes mellitus!

How Safe is it?

As per webmd.com, it is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in usual medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of jambolan during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and consult with your doctor.

Other Benefits of Java Plum

Here are the potential benefits of taking java plum:

  • It has long been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine to reduce the level of sugar in the blood. Used over a period of several weeks, it can diminish the thirst associated with diabetes and decrease the quantity of urine output, and in some cases can lower the need for medical insulin.
  • It has substantial influence on the pancreas. The jamboline content present in the seeds check the conversion of starch into sugar (in case of increased production of glucose).
  • It’s a good anti-oxidant fruit rich in Vitamin C, magnesium and Vitamin A. These nutrients are excellent for promoting heart health. Also, potassium in Java plum regulates healthy blood pressure levels.
  • Its strong astringent properties make it good food for skin. Eating Indian blackberry can make skin radiant and healthy. Also, the extract of the bark and leaves of the Indian blackberry tree gums and oral health.
  • The phytonutrients in Indian blackberry plays major role in the prevention of liver disease and liver damage.

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