Though it has a rigid surface and is bitter in taste, bitter melon is believed to have a host of medicinal properties including helping with balancing and regulating blood sugar level. Additionally, the juicy pulp of Jamun/ Jambo fruit contains resin, Gallic acid and tannin and the taste can vary from acidic to fairly sweet. The Jamun seed is known to contain a biochemical called ‘jambolin’ and glycoside, which is believed to check the conversion of starch into sugar. It is also a rich source of vitamins A & C. Popular name(s): Jambul, Jamun, Black Plum, Faux Pistachier, Indian Blackberry, Jambol, Doowet and Jambolan. “The fruit of the tree are very tasteful; one who regularly consumes the juice of the jambu tree, does not suffer from old age, disease and can even resist death…” Vayu puran, Chapter 46, Verse 28/29.
Momordica charantia, Syzygium cumini
Traditionally known benefits of this herb:
Believed to help promote digestion.
Believed to help healing skin related ailments.
Believed to help maintain healthy digestion.
Believed to help maintain body temperature.
Believed to help maintain normal blood pressure.
Believed to help maintain sugar level in blood which is already in normal range.