Thursday, June 28, 2018

Use of Jamun (Syzygium Cumini) according to Ayurveda

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Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: Jumun seed powder is being used extensively in madhuprameh. personally I felt that this is useful but should be avoided in shit rutu. Because it causes dryness in body. At the same time I feel it should be avoided in constipated patient . As kashay ras of jamu causes more stambhan. Others observation may be different. I have observed only small number of patient with jambu.
There is a said in gujarati that "એની માં જાંબુ ખાધા એટલે કાળો મેશ" Means probably his mother had consumed jambu during pregnancy that is why see is black .According to Ayurveda " जाम्बवः वतजनानानं" Means jambu is on top amongst vat creating fruits. When vata is vitated during pregnancy the feotus will get black colour that is another ayurveda principal. So the said may be because of this hypothesis ..I think this fruit should be avoided during pregnancy.
Dr. Shantanandkumar: Don't drink milk after eating Jambu.


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Vd. Pritam Bharat Veer: Jamun seeds are mainly used in Ayurveda treatment. Among other things, it is especially beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics. India was previously called as Jambudveepa. An Island where Jambu trees are abundant. Its botanical name is Syzigium cumini or Eugenia jambolana or Myrtus cumini. It belongs to Myrtaceae. It is also known as Jamoon and Jambul. 
Medicinal qualities of Jamun 
Rasa (Taste) – Kashaya (astringent), Madhura (sweet), Amla (sour)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Rooksha (dry)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Katu (pungent)
Veerya (potency) – Sheeta (cold)
Effect on Tridosha – It increases Vata but balances Kapha and Pitta.
 Jamun uses:
Grahi – absorbant, useful in malabsorption syndrome and diarrhea
Vatakara – increases Vata
Shramahara – relieves tiredness
Pittahara, Dahahara – balances Pitta and its symptoms like burning sensation.
Kantarti hara – relieves throat pain
Useful in
Shosha – Emaciation
Krimi – worm infestation, infection
Shwasa – Asthma, COPD, wheezing, breathing difficulty
Atisara – diarrhoea, dysentery
Kasa – cough, cold
Vishtambhini – causes constipation, useful in diarrhea and dysentery
Rochana – improves taste, useful in anorexia
Pachani – Improves digestion.
कषायमधुरप्रायं गुरु विष्टम्भि शीतलम्|
जाम्बवं कफपित्तघ्नं ग्राहि वातकरं परम्||१४०||
kaṣāyamadhuraprāyaṃ guru viṣṭambhi śītalam|
jāmbavaṃ kaphapittaghnaṃ grāhi vātakaraṃ param||140|| – Charaka Sutrasthana 27
Madhura – sweet
Kashaya – slightly astringent,
Guru – heavy
Vishtambhi – producer of wind in abdomen, causes bloating
Sheetala – coolant
balances  Kapha and Pitta,
Grahi – absorbant, bowel binding
Vatakara – aggravator of Vata.
Part used: Fruit, seed, leaf, stem bark.
Fresh juice – 10 – 20 ml
Powder – 3- 6 grams in divided dose per day.
Overall, with the word jamun, you need to remember two main usage:
1. Diabetes.
2. Astringent and styptic, hence used in quick wound healing, in diarrhoea, menorrhagia etc where the bleeding or extra flow needs to be stopped.
Ayurvedic medicines with Jambul as ingredient: 
Puhsyanuga Churna– A powerful herbal powder, used in menstrual disorders.
Musli Khadiradi Kashayam, Ushirasav
Exclusively Jambu bij churn is used for Madhumeh i.e. purely kafaj prameh. As all said not to be used when there are vaataj symptoms and vaat prakruti of patient.
Dr. V B. Maheshwari: Jamun has a historical reference in our texts.
The best use if jamun is in madhumeh as it is favourite fruit of Lord Ganpati .
..............कपिथ जम्बू फल चारु भक्षण ।।
It's Ganpati stuti. May b Lord Ganpati is first madhumehi. Bcoz HE is having all nidana of madhumeh.
Vd. Hardik bhatt: To cure indigestion of jamun .. use lavan as anupan.
Dr. Vivek D. Shah: I am using jambu fal majja widely in *sthaulya* and *madhumeh*. I also use in some skin disease like in *wet eczema*.
Dr. Mahavir Patil: in skin --- external or internal?
Dr. Vivek D. Shah: External aplication.. As *lep* in combination with other ayurvedic ointments..
Vd. Sachin Kadlag: Jambu and Amra together in conjunction with each other is several times mentioned in  Charaka  Samhita. Fresh young leaves of Jambu and Amra by making   decoction is used in Chardi   ( vomiting ) .  cha chi 20 /30
Jambu fruits  are not be consumed by patients of Mutrakruccha ( difficulty in urination )   as well as Mutra ashmari  ( urinary calculi ) . Charak Chikitsa 26/76 . few inferences and references of jambu from Charak Samhita.
Nitin Shah: It’s a type of berry. The prime taste is astringent. It is one of the fruit with low glycemic index and can be safely used by diabetics also.
Dr Anshul Bahl: It increases vata and balance pitta and kapha.
Farook Khatri: It is good for liver
Brazil Anália Meirelles: Jamun is the name in english?
Dr Praveen soni: black plum Syzygium cumini, java plum
Dr. Jigar Joshi: Jamun is very effective as GRAHI
Compiled by - Dr. Dhruti Kagrana

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