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How Black Plum (Jamun) Is Used in Diarrhoea and Dysentery

Characteristics

How it looks - It is a medium sized tree usually cultivated in the roads for shade with a smooth light grey bark with dark patches and greenish white flowers. The fruits are dark purple and oblong w ith pink pulp and a single seed in each.

What we use - Bark, fruits and leaves.

What it does -

  • Bark - astringent, refrigerant, carminative, diuretic, digestive, anthelmintic, constipating

  • Leaves - antibacterial

  • Fruits or seeds - tonic, cooling

Herbal Medicines

  • In diarrhoea and dysentery - Dried and p o wdered jamun seeds are mixed with mango seed powder and jaggery. A small roll of this mixture should be taken thrice a day to arrest diarrhoea. Alternately, the powder of the bark should be mixed in milk and honey and consumed twice a day. In vomiting due to hyperacidity-The cooled decoction of the tender leaves of mango and jamun is mixed with a little honey and taken tw ice a day for relief from vomiting and burning sensation .

  • In wounds - The fine p ow der of the bark is sprinkled on the fresh wound for quick healing and to arrest bleeding.

  • In bleeding from any orifice - The decoction of the bark powder is cooled and mixed with honey before drinking to arrest the bleeding.

  • In white discharge - Paste jamun roots in water in which rice has been washed and take it twice a day 'with the same.

  • In diabetes - Dried jamun fruit should be powdered with the seeds and a tsp of this powder is taken twice a day to prevent the loss of glucose in urine. The fruit can also generally be included in the diet of a diabetic.

  • In enlargement of spleen - Take an ounce of the juice of jamun everyday to help improve the general health in this condition.

  • In difficult micturition - Drink the diluted juice of jamun frequently to increase production of urine and relieve this condition.

  • In pus-filled wounds - The paste of the leaves serves as a good poultice to drain pus ­ filled abscesses.

  • In indigestion - The jamun fruit is a very powerful digestive and can be taken in conditions where even hair has been swallowed.

   

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