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      The Health Benefits of Jamun Seeds and Diabetes Management

    • Roses are red, and violets are blue, want to know how this purple fruit is beneficial for you? 

      We have always loved the tangy, sour yet sweet flavour of Jamun, followed by the astringent aftertaste. The purple tongue after having Jamun always fascinated us in childhood. Besides its interesting characteristics, Jamun along with Jamun seeds have various hidden health benefits, especially for diabetes

      The chemicals found in Jamun named Jamboline and Jambosine slow down the release of sugar into your blood. It also increases insulin availability in your body which in itself is a prominent reason to regularly consume Jamun during the season.

      Jamun is the second most favourite summer delight, of course, mango being the first, but its ability to fight diabetes is still unknown, especially that of Jamun Seeds

      Come on let’s talk and understand about this delicious mini fruit and its benefits. 

      Table of Contents

      1. What Exactly is Jamun Fruit?
      2. Benefits of Jamun Seeds-It’s Time To Save The Trash 
      3. Jamun Seed Powder For Diabetes
      4. How and When to Consume Jamun Seed Powder for Diabetes?
      5. Benefits Of Jamun and Jamun Seeds
      6. With Many Benefits, Comes A Little Risk!
      7. The Final Say
      8. FAQ

      What Exactly is Jamun Fruit?

      This little violet fruit of joy is grown in India on a tall and evergreen tree. It is called different names across India like Ram Jamun, black plum, blackberry etc. 

      Jamun is also referred to as the fruit of gods, as mentioned in the tails of Lord ram, it was the survival fruit for lord ram during his exile in the forest. In Kerala, Jamun fruits are considered prosperous. 

      Benefits of Jamun Seeds - It’s Time To Save The Trash 

      We all love Jamun mixed in salt and red chilly powder but not only the fruit but even its seeds are immensely beneficial. Jamun flourishes during the summer and rainy seasons. Its fruits, leaves and seeds are used widely in herbal medicine.

      The seeds are also used to cure arthritis, blisters, and anaemia.

       

      Jamun Seed Powder For Diabetes

      We all know that the food we eat is turned into glucose(sugar) and further absorbed in the bloodstream to be converted into energy. The process is interrupted in diabetes, which ends up in high blood sugar levels. 

      It is a proven fact that Jamun seeds have worked favourably for type-2 diabetes by stabilising the sugar levels. It contains antioxidants that are beneficial for diabetics. Its anti-diabetic properties increase insulin activity and sensitivity. 

      High in phytochemicals(jambon &  jamsoline), Jamun seeds and their powder have anti-diabetic properties. This helps slow down the glucose conversion process and improves your insulin levels. 

      It contains alkaloids, which convert starch into energy and help in reducing symptoms of diabetes like frequent urination and thirst. You can decrease the sugar level in both urine and blood by eating Jamun regularly. 

      How and When to Consume Jamun Seed Powder for Diabetes?

      In a glass of water add one tsp of Jamun powder and stir it well. To obtain the benefits of this, drink it first thing in the morning. To maintain a healthy blood sugar level, add it to low-fat dairy or almond milk and drink it before your meals. 

      You can also take a gram of dried powder 3 times to help reduce blood sugar.

      Jamun seeds comprise many rich nutrients such as -

      • Carbohydrates 
      • Sugar
      • Fat
      • Protein
      • Fiber 
      • Antioxidants
      • Minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, etc

      Here are some ways to consume Jamun seeds powder for various other medical conditions -

      1. For polyuria, it is advised to take 2 grams of dried powder.

      2. If you have irritable bowel syndrome, take 1 gram of Jamun seed powder.

      3. Jamun seeds and leaves both are very effective in improving uterine function.

      4. A good amount of alkaloids present in Jamun seeds helps in hypoglycemia( a condition in which glucose levels drop lower than the standard range).

      Benefits of Jamun and Jamun Seeds

      It is eaten whole and also incorporated in smoothies, salad, etc. It contains the goodness of many vitamins like sodium, potassium, fat, riboflavin etc.

      Strengthens Teeth

      Jamun seeds contain vitamin C which reduces gingivitis and also strengthens your teeth and gums. Its antibacterial properties are known to prevent bad breath. The Fiber present in the fruit flushes out the plague that resides on the tooth surface.

      Prevents Anaemia

      Jamun seeds have properties that clear your blood and remove toxins from the body. Enriched with iron, Jamun seeds increase the haemoglobin count of blood, purify the blood, and increase red blood cells.

      Cures Stomach Ailments

      It has cooling properties which soothe your stomach and contains Fiber that relieves constipation. It keeps indigestion and diarrhoea at bay. It is an excellent source of Fiber content which is effective in improving the functioning of our digestive system. It cures mouth sores, ulcers, and inflammation in the intestines.

      Increases Haemoglobin

      Jamun seeds are considered best for people ailing from jaundice and anaemia due to their high iron content in it. The presence of iron treats menstrual cramps and substitutes for the loss of iron in women during menses. 

      Keeps Heart Healthy 

      Jamun has proven to be instrumental in keeping heart problems at bay. It is enriched with antioxidants and also regulates cholesterol levels and prevents plaque formation. It contains potassium that prevents diseases like high blood pressure, stroke etc. It contains vital nutrients like ellagic acid and anthocyanins. It has a fair amount of anti-inflammatory properties.

      Keeps Your Skin Healthy

      Jamun has astringent properties that reduce acne, itchiness, and blemishes. It purifies your blood and makes it healthy. Vitamin C reduces dark spots and nullifies excess oil production. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

      With Many Benefits Comes A Little Risk!

      It is advised not to consume more than 1 tsp of Jamun seed powder with water or milk. Consuming more can comprise unwanted side effects like-

      • The mix of diabetes medication and Jamun seed powder can lower blood sugar levels more than required. Keep monitoring your glucose level regularly when consuming Jamun seed powder. Always consult your doctor before using it.
      • Some may develop different allergies or they might even have shortness of breath. In such a case stop the consumption and consult your doctor.
      • Bloating and constipation may be side effects of this. The high Fiber in Jamun seeds powder may upset your stomach.
      • Pregnant & breastfeeding women should not consume Jamun seed powder. 

      The Final Say

      Jamun seeds hold nutritive properties to address diet-related flaws. Jamun seeds are beneficial in regulating glucose levels and insulin parameters, especially in hyperglycemia.  Jamun fruit is considered to have less potential than its seed in controlling sugar levels in diabetics. Jamun has bioactive compounds, which regulate your sugar level.

      FAQ

      Q.1. For which medical condition are Jamun seeds used? 

      A.1.Jamun is a fruit that grows more during the summers and rainy seasons. Jamun seeds are used to treat diabetes as well as help in curing arthritis, blisters, and anaemia. The fruits, leaves and seeds of Jamun are used widely in herbal medicine.

      Q.2.What are the benefits of Jamun?

      A2. Jamun helps in controlling diabetes. They are best known for their ability to regulate blood sugar levels and aid in stomach-related issues effectively.

      Q.3. What are the side effects of Jamun seeds?

      A.3 Jamun seeds when eaten in excessive amounts might cause constipation. Also, many people might end up vomiting after eating Jamun.

      Q.4. Is Jamun suitable for diabetes patients?

      A.4. Diabetic patients can consume Jamun fruit daily to control their sugar levels, which certainly helps to enhance insulin sensitivity.

      Q.5. Does Jamun help in weight loss?

      A.5. Jamun can help in weight loss as they contain no fats. It is extremely rich in Fiber and keeps your tummy full.

       

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