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Author: Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
Source: Prescription for Herbal Healing

Jambolan (Syzgium Cumini)

General Description

Jambolan is an evergreen tree that is common in Asia and Australia. It is a species of clove that is used in ayurvedic medicine. Also known as Java Plum or Jambul, this tree recently has gained interest because the seeds, fruit, leaves and bark have been shown to lower blood sugar.

Evidence of Benefit

Diabetes. Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine report that Jambolan fruit pulp lowers blood sugar levels in approximately 30 minutes, while the Jambolan seed lowers blood sugar levels in approximately 24 hours. The maximum effect of the herb requires 10 days of use.