SYZYGIUM CUMINI (JAMUN) ITS MEDICINAL USESAbstract
Syzygium cumini is a smooth and famous tree, about 8 to 15 meters high with white branchlets and reddish young shoots. Leaves are opposite, shiny and leathery, oblong-ovate to elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 6 to 12 centimeters long, the tip is broad and shortly pointed. In Unani, the kernel (Khasta-e-Jamun) is used for the treatment. A lot of pharmacological work has been scientifically carried out on various parts of Syzygium cumini but some other traditionally important therapeutically uses are also remaining to proof till now scientifically. It has astringent, carminative, stomachic, diuretic, antidiabetic, anti-diarrheal, anti-inflammatory, radioprotective, gastro-protective, antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, cardio-protective properties, etc. The various chemical constituents present in Seeds yield glycosides, a trace of pale yellow essential oil, fat, resin, albumin, chlorophyll, an alkaloid- jambosine, gallic acid, 1-galloylglucose, 3-galloylglucose, quercetin, and elements such as zinc, chromium, vanadium, potassium and sodium.
Subodh Kumar * and Bachchu Singh
Department of Ilmul Advia, Department of Ilaj bit Tadabeer, State Takmeelut-Tib College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
25 June 2021
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